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Could one die from recieving a blood transfusion?

Could one die from recieving a blood transfusion?

Transfusion Reaction: A severe transfusion reaction (such as hemolytic transfusion reaction) could potential cause death (especially if not caught early and treated appropriately). ...Read more

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I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

Phlebitis: What you are describing is superficial phlebitis or a clot in a superficial varicose vein. The treatment is warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen. You should also see a veins specialist for a full venous evaluation. Including a venous ultrasound. Superficial phlebitis usually does not travel but a vein specialist can determine the extent of the phlebitis ...Read more

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At Walmart I was looking at curtains, one of them had fresh blood all over it and I was touching it. It got all over my hand. I have cuts. HIV Risk?

At Walmart I was looking at curtains, one of them had fresh blood all over it and I was touching it. It got all over my hand. I have cuts. HIV Risk?

Very unlikely but: If the blood was fresh and you had a open cut in your hand and blood entered and the blood was from a person who was positive for HIV.There are too many assumptions. But if you still have concern get a blood test in 4 weeks ang if negative another in three months ...Read more

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Without having an instantaneous blood draw, how can one know for sure if their near-death experiences are from adrenal emergencies? (Dangerously low cortisol and aldosterone)?

Without having an instantaneous blood draw, how can one know for sure if their near-death experiences are from adrenal emergencies? (Dangerously low cortisol and aldosterone)?

Near death: If you are talking about near death experiences like seeing 'the light' or dead loved ones, I am unaware of anyone proving a mechanism for this. ...Read more

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My son might have fragile x. Blood test was done last wed at childrens hospital. What is the soonest I get the results back? I'm scared to death about this bacause I have 4 children. My 3 year old was the one tested. He hurts himself, others. Still learni

My son might have fragile x. Blood test was done last wed at childrens hospital. What is the soonest I get the results back? I'm scared to death about this bacause I have 4 children. My 3 year old was the one tested. He hurts himself, others. Still learni

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, genetic testing can take a little time - in some cases up to six weeks depending on the hospital or lab that is running the test. For a more accurate answer, you should call the doctor that sent the test. If they have experience with the genetic testing lab and this particular test, they can give you a better (and possibly shorter!) idea of how long it will take. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Any one else can share sign of low blood?

Any one else can share sign of low blood?

?: Not sure what you're asking. What does low blood mean? And what symptoms are you having? ...Read more

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What happens if I loose 5/6 ltrs of blood, will I die. Can a person die if he donates 5/6ltrs blood.?

What happens if I loose 5/6 ltrs of blood, will I die. Can a person die if he donates 5/6ltrs blood.?

Yes, death.: If you were to lose 83% of your blood volume, yes you would be dead, and die prior to reaching that volume lost. Can only donate one whole unit (~500ml) of blood or two pheresed units of blood with the plasma and non-red-blood-cells returned. ...Read more

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How low can your blood sugar go before you die?

How low can your blood sugar go before you die?

No precise answer: Most people start to "feel" the hypoglycemia at about 45-55. Symptoms are adrenaline (sweats, headache, palpitations, etc.). At a glu. ...Read more

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My blood count is 140 am I going to die. How long I got to live?

My blood count is 140 am I going to die. How long I got to live?

?: I don't know what that means. What part of blood count is 140. There is no test for blood count - is it wbc, rbc, platelets, etc? ...Read more

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When someone dies from getting shot, do the die from blood loss?

When someone dies from getting shot, do the die from blood loss?

Sometimes: Blood loss is one possible reason a person could die from one or more gunshot wounds. A critical organ could also be hit which may lead to death. ...Read more

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Steeped on glass and some very tiny peaces stayed inside, will the glass transfer through blood to other body parts? And can I die from this?

No, they stay put: This is glass, and will stay as glass, not get absorbed into the body aside from locally at the foot, possibly creating some fibrous scar tissue as encapsulation.

You might have occasional pains, if you step on the existing piece of glass the wrong way, or push it or touch it. Many people coexist with bullet-fragments embedded after a gunshot, and glass is a less dangerous version of the same. ...Read more

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Can a baby die if his/her blood sugar is really high?

Yes: One of the things that can occur with a high blood sugar is diabetic ketoacidosis. This can result in vomiting, dehydration, deep gasping breaths and can lead to coma. It is a medical emergency and without treatment can lead to death. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from loosing to much blood during your period?

If there was: Extremely heavy loss over a long period of time leading to severe anemia without any medical intervention that could potentially eventually lead to death. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 105/61 am I going to die? My blood pressure is usually 117/70 something

Not from that: Many of my patients would sell their souls to have such blood pressure. Maybe you should focus your mind in other things, you are walking the road to "hypochondriaville". ...Read more

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Can you die from inflammed blood vessels?

Big topic: Many types of inflamed blood vessels: thrombophlebitis is is usually hard, inflamed superficial blood vessels in the leg veins. Usually patients have underlying medical condition of their veins called venous insufficiency or reflux. Need to see phlebology dr. Www. Phlebology. Org do ultrasound scan now. This can lead to deep vein clot which is dangerous. Use ice, ibuprofen, compression, walking. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give half a pint of blood at one time?

Yes, for most: The typical blood donation is about 450ml which is close to one liter. There are certain criteria to meet to be eligible for blood donation. You can visit the red cross website for more information.
http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/donating-blood. ...Read more

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How do one boost up thier blood plessure when your blood is low?

Go to ER: If you are having low blood pressure due to anemia or other causes, you need to go to the er to get IV fluids. ...Read more

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Some one said it's not good to donate or give blood for test in the night. Is this correct?

Some one said it's not good to donate or give blood for test in the night. Is this correct?

No time of day: Should not matter. Thank you for your gift of donating your blood. ...Read more

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Is the blood from an old person different than that of a child, and could one give blood to the other?

Is the blood from an old person different than that of a child, and could one give blood to the other?

Blood transfusion: There is no reason that an older person could not give blood for a transfusion to a child as long as their blood types and other "crossmatching " test are compatible. A big differance in age is not in itself a problem regarding transfusion. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time does it take for your blood to complete one circuit through your whole body?

I'm wondering how much time does it take for your blood to complete one circuit through your whole body?

About a minute...: The average adult heart pumps approximately 5 l/min of blood at rest (the cardiac output); with a total blood volume of approximately 5l in an average adult, a blood cell will run through the complete circuit about once a minute. However, countless factors can effect this average. ...Read more

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Can the baby die due to high blood sugar?

Can the baby die due to high blood sugar?

If high enough- DKA: Diabetes in babies is very unusual. It isn't easy to diagnose because babies wet diapers a lot and they can't explain that they don't feel well. It's usually when they're quite ill, with diabetic ketoacidosis that the diagnosis is made. The treatment can be dangerous when giving IV fluid/insulin if not closely monitored. A pediatric endocrinologist has to care for these babies. ...Read more

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What happens when blood pressure meets? Do you die?

What happens when blood pressure meets? Do you die?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by when your BP meets. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

How long before could you die from not treating low blood sugar?

Depends but rare: Blood sugars below 50 can be lethal. Rapidly decreasing blood sugar can cause cardiac arrhythmia and increase risk for death. There is no simple answer to your question. Best to treat blood sugars below 80, and monitor blood sugar for trends. If you use insulin, talk to your doctor about this issue. Small frequent intake of food is a good start. Be well. ...Read more

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If blood sugar is kept under control are you still going to die younger than usual?

If blood sugar is kept under control are you still going to die younger than usual?

Probably not: I have many type 1 patients living into their 70s and 80s who have been on Insulin for over 50 years. Both type 1 &2 people are at risk of heart attacks so taking care of diabetes is not just blood sugar control! ...Read more

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What would happen if someone in the US who is on blood thinners and caught ebola? Would the be more likely to die?

What would happen if someone in the US who is on blood thinners and caught ebola? Would the be more likely to die?

More likely: Since a major, debilitating effect of the virus which targets the hematologic system, is to cause bleeding in many portions of the body internally and externally, then it would seem likely that blood less likely to clot would be more likely to cause bleeding to the point of death at an earlier time than otherwise. ...Read more