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Doctor insights on: Blood Tranfusions And Severe Anemia

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My grandpa is diagnosed of severe anemia and hes hospitalized now.been injcted of alternative for blood transfusion. Ur thoughts docs?Is ther a chance

My grandpa is diagnosed of severe anemia and hes hospitalized now.been injcted of alternative for blood transfusion. Ur thoughts docs?Is ther a chance

Ans: I do not understand what your question is? Chance for what? Sounds like bloid not low enough for a transfusion but perhaps iron injectmtions? But not really sure. He may also need a colonoscopy and endoscopy to see why he is loosing the blood ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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I have just been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and I have severe anemia where I just had a blood transfusion, will my liver heal or get worse?

I have just been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and I have severe anemia where I just had a blood transfusion, will my liver heal or get worse?

Anemia and cirrosis: Anemia cause? can be from GI bleedinf or liver makes blood also. Marrow gets suppressed . you should check with your Dr .Gastroenerologist. for further plans. ...Read more

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Why do patients with severe anemia may be compromised if transfused with large quantities of long stored blood?

Why do patients with severe anemia may be  compromised if transfused with large quantities of long stored blood?

Ask your doctor: I am not too concerned about using old blood as there is no serious complication due to use of long stored blood. Ask your doctor why you needed the blood transfusion...That is much more important to find out and treating the cause. ...Read more

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My grandpa just passd away due of severe anemia and complications on lungs.Hes jehovahs witness.He only took hematoepic alt for blood transf.If only..

My grandpa just passd away due of severe anemia and complications on lungs.Hes jehovahs witness.He only took hematoepic alt for blood transf.If only..

See below: I am sorry for your loss. Your grandpa had his beliefs and those were more important to him that prolonging his life. He may have seen that as just prolonging illness/suffering. May be he could have seen it as providing companionship to his grand daughter. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a patient with severe anemia of 3.5 hb count and bed ridden can't go to hospital can have blood transfusion at his home?

Can you tell me if a patient with severe anemia of 3.5 hb count and bed ridden can't go to hospital can have blood transfusion at his home?

Difficult to do: Giving transfusion requires to have the procedure monitored closely as severe reactions,. There is also concerns about transporting blood products and having appropriate personnel to monitor. If the blood count is that low the patient needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of her anemia also ...Read more

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Had recent trouble with severe anemia. Red blood cell count went down to a six. I ended up in the hospital getting transfused with three units of blood. Does sickle cell trait effect anemia?

Had recent trouble with severe anemia. Red blood cell count went down to a six. I ended up in the hospital getting transfused with three units of blood. Does sickle cell trait effect anemia?

Sickle cell trait...: Will not produce the anemia that you describe. You should work with your dr. To identify the cause and to correct it. I hope that you are feeling better after the care you received, and together with your dr you will get to the bottom of it. Good luck to you. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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What can severe anemia, high potassium, high platelets, and high white blood count cause?

What can severe anemia, high potassium, high platelets, and high white blood count cause?

Underlying cause ?: These are each signs of disease - need to find underlying cause to fix. High platelets and high WBC come from any kind of inflammation (infection, autoimmune, injury, etc), high potassium can be cellular damage or kidneys not working well. Anemia can be from internal or external bleeding, blood cells being destroyed, or inability to create enough new rbcs (nutritional or bone marrow problem). ...Read more

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How severe should your anemia be to get a blood transfusion?

Symptomatic: A blood transfusion should be given if a person is symptomatic. Previously blood was often given for a hemoglobin less than 8.0. We now try to individualize to the specific situation and the impact the anemia is having on the body. ...Read more