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Blood Transfusion Recovery Time
If a patient loses 50ml of blood during surgery, would that require a blood transfusion? How much blood loss must occur to require a blood transfusion
Generally, No: However, it all depends on what the patient's hemoglobin/hematocrit was prior to surgery. If the patient was already anemic and was losing blood fast, then perhaps the anesthesiologist would order a unit of blood. Whether or not a transfusion is necessary depends on the individual's hemoglobin/hematocrit level more than how much blood is lost. Some people have a lot to spare, and others none. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would blood count drop 5 days after femur surgery revision necessitating a blood transfusion? The patient is being bridged back onto Coumadin (warfarin)
Many possibilities: Many potential reasons. I'll enumerate:blood loss during surgery; phlebotomy or in other words frequent in-hospital blood draws; anemia of chronic disease ie inability of bone marrow to stimulate and churn out normal volume of blood components in response to life stressors as it used to. ...Read more
What is the question: Hello fbruno6. If you are still bleeding, your hemoglobin may remain low. Continued transfusions, if needed, will bring up the hemoglobin. You may also have underlying iron deficiency and that also needs to be treated. I am not sure of what your question is, but hope that the above information is helpful to you. ...Read more
Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, i had a blood transfusion.
Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see that somebody is giving you vitamin B12 for whatever reason. Please forgive my frankness. If there is not a misunderstanding, please get with a hematologist. ...Read more
Depends: Usually i tell patients 4-6 weeks until they can go back to most work. Very strenuous workers may need more time. This is for kidney donation performed by the laparoscopic technique. For open surgery the time will be longer. Possibly even up to 3 months. Some people recover faster and with less pain/complications than others. ...Read more
Is 9.4 Hemoglobin still low? (2 weeks ago needed 3 emergency blood transfusions due to major blood loss from Gastrointest. hemorrhage w/melena).
Not really. : 9.4 is low but it's not " Too"' low. More important is whether you are having symptoms of anemia( heart racing, low blood pressure, short of breath, etc). Your blood count should increase unless you are still bleeding internally. Did they find a source ?? Follow with your GI Doc. You will need scopes if not already done If the returns go to ER ...Read more
In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?
Apheresis plasma return failure and swelling during double red blood cell donation procedure, what does this mean?
Vein perforation: The message is just the machine reporting it could not return the plasma (=failure). The swelling most likely means the needle unknowingly punctured the back wall of the vein--so drawing was OK, but return allowed it to leak out and make a bruise (that might be light in color since the RBCs were removed). Local warm compresses should help resolve it quicker. ...Read more
No blood transfusion hip surgery is there any doctors/hospitals doing hip replacement surgery without blood transfusions
Let me explain: There are many surgeon how dose auto transfusion. Take blood form you before the surgery and give to you if you need it. Another method to filter the blood which come from you, during the surgery and give back to you. ...Read more
Depends: Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately. How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case. ...Read more
Is it possible that after a while a sickle cell patient body starts rejecting blood transfusions?
Not really: There's no such thing as "rejecting" blood transfusion. Very rarely, someone can have a severe allergic reaction to transfused blood, with hemolysis (which as a sickle patient you may know a lot about). But this is exactly what blood typing is designed to prevent. If you think transfusions aren't boosting your hematocrit or hemoglobin as much as in the past, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Can a patient receiving multiple blood and plasma transfusions test positive for THC if the blood donor had recently used marijauna?
Could 6 tubes of blood draw over 3 weeks quickly worsen anemia symptoms of a severely anemic person (half the blood volume, half the rbc)?
No: An adult has roughly a gallon of blood flowing through their veins (and arteries and, to a small extent, the lymphatic system). They would have to be very large tubes. I would have to assume that they are drawing blood because someone is trying to identify a cause of illness and that illness is also making the person anemic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: First off I am so sorry to hear about the stillbirth. Emotionally that can be very challenging to recover from. Physically the recovery will be the same as another c section. Most patients can leave the hospital in 48-72 hours, will be sore requiring pain medication for 1-2 weeks and then back to normal by week 5-6. ...Read more
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