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

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

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My blood transfusion for anemia ?

My blood transfusion for anemia ?

It depends: Normally blood transfusions are a temporary fix to bring your blood count up. Treatment for the cause of the anemia is more important. You need to discuss with your provider to determine why you became anemic ...Read more

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How much time do blood transfusion usually take for anemia ?

How much time do blood transfusion usually take for anemia ?

It dependence: Blood transfusions are temporary fix this for whatever is causing the anemia. It is important to determine why you're anemic and treat it appropriately. Normally the blood you receive is in your system for a few weeks only. ...Read more

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Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?

Anemia found on labs.  Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3.  Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron.  Blood transfusion needed?

How do you FEEL?: I'm glad this was recognized in time. You'll need a transfusion only if you're seriously symptomatic and can't last long enough to have your stores rebuilt by supplements. Please comply. Your best source of iron is red meat. Iron in spinach is bound to an acid that makes it not absorbable and broccoli as a wonderful source of iron is a myth made up by vegetarians. Good luck and be discerning. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a caucasian develop sickle cell anemia after a blood transfusion from an afrimight it happen that amerimight it happen that donor?

Might it happen that a caucasian develop sickle cell anemia after a blood transfusion from an afrimight it happen that amerimight it happen that donor?

No: You inherit sickle cell anemia from your parents, you can't "catch it" from a blood transfusion. By the way, sickle cell anemia is not confined to african-americans; it is found in many individuals from the middle east and other regions around the mediterranean sea. ...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?

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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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

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more