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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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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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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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Touching other people's blood?

Touching other people's blood?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. Read more