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What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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How much blood must be lost during a surgery in order for a blood transfusion to be administered?

How much blood must be lost during a surgery in order for a blood transfusion to be administered?

Depends: This depends on what your starting blood counts are, what your underlying medical comorbidities(ailments) are, and how your body is responding to blood loss. For some people, it may be many mLs, for others, particularly if they've had ongoing blood loss prior to the surgery, it may be after only a small amount(as in less than 200 mLs). ...Read more

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Do I have a choice of whether I wish to receive a blood transfusion before a surgery if things were to go wrong and I lose lots of blood during????

Do I have a choice of whether I wish to receive a blood transfusion before a surgery if things were to go wrong and I lose lots of blood during????

Yes: You are free to refuse blood transfusions if you want. In this situation, your will pay for your bad decision with your life. Jehovah's Witnesses do this stuff. They die. Most surgeons would refuse to operate until you wise up. Blood component therapy has risks but today they are nothing compared to the risks of believing international scare stories and refusing needed health care. ...Read more

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

Evaluation: Combination of clinical examination ( listen to complaints, examining the patients etc) , blood works , and imaging study ( like cxr) are used to check transfusion reaction. ...Read more

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What sensations do you have during a blood transfusion? Do you feel hot, cold, etc...?

What sensations do you have during a blood transfusion? Do you feel hot, cold, etc...?

Should have none: Your transfusion experience should be relatively painless; with most of the discomfort from getting an intravenous line put into your arm. You should have no other sensations such as the feeling of hot, cold, etc. ...Read more

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Why is there frequent urination during blood transfusion?

Why is there frequent urination during blood transfusion?

Increased volume: A transfusion increases your circulating volume far more than oral hydration does, and therefore the kidneys respond (quite normally) by increasing urine output. ...Read more

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During a blood transfusion if you get a fever and no other problem is this a dangerous transfusion reaction?

Maybe: If there are no other symptoms it may be a reaction to something else. However, your physicians can easily investigate the presence/absence of a reaction, and the transfusion should be stopped at the first sign of one. ...Read more

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What can happen if you need a blood transfusion due to low platelets during cancer and you refuse to have the transfusion?

Low platelet: If you have low platelet and you refused to get the recommended transfusion : 1. You are at risk to have bleeding. The lower the platelet counts, the higher your risk for bleeding. Spontaneous bleeding can happen when it's. ...Read more

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During c section, my uterus tore as dr was getting my son out. Had to get a blood transfusion. I am terrified to repeat c section. Dr said i'd be ok?

During c section, my uterus tore as dr was getting my son out. Had to get a blood transfusion. I am terrified to repeat c section. Dr said i'd be ok?

It should be OK.: There are two types of c-sections: emergent/urgent ones and scheduled/prelabor ones. The former are much higher risk and unpredictable than the latter. If your first one was unplanned, your second one should be planned, fast and efficient - and not as risky (in general). Good luck! p.S.: try to avoid more than two cesareans - get good contraception or have your tubes tied. ...Read more

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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