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Can You Donate Blood Taking Tamoxifen
1 week: 1 week should be enough time.Get a more detailed answer ›
This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more
What are the long term side effects of a 55 yo man using tamoxifen? No history of blood clots, on lovaza 4g/day. I have no obvious symptoms from taking it.
Hmm...off-label use?: Tamoxifen is fda-approved for use in breast cancer, most commonly in women. So all the known side effects are described for women, not men. Check out www. Epocrates. Com & www. Drugs. Com for info on any given drug, tamoxifen included. The list of potential side effects is pretty long so you want to be sure that you really need this medication and that desired benefit exceeds potential risk. ...Read more
Previous blood clot from tamoxifen, is 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) daily for 7 days and 50mg daily for following 21 likely to be harmful?
Should I talk with my doctor about tamoxifen if my blood work comes out high in estrogen next week and would tamoxifen reduce some very minor gyno?
What's going on?: Why are you, a young guy, 20 years old, being tested? What's going on? Tamoxifen is only indicated in some types of breast cancers in males and females. There is no other reason for a guy to take it. Off label use has been done for ovarian cancer and female infertility. Talk to your doc about what your treatment options are, and I doubt tamoxifen will be one of them, if you don't have breast ca. ...Read more
I have been on tamoxifen for almost five years. My ankle is very sore and a bit swollen. Am a 51 year old female. Should I be concerned of blood clot?
Yes: Tamoxifen while use in ER+ patients is an excellent anti-estrogen blocking the receptors for allowing cell proliferation acts elsewhere as an estrogen. It is known to cause blot clots in the legs of some patients and endometrial profiferation in others that can lead to endometrial Ca. You should probably have been taking some mild bold thinners and notify your physician about the swelling. ...Read more
Just had my 4th blood test for elevated AST & ALT since 3/13. Alt 101. Ast 58. 3 yrs from breast cancer &on tamoxifen. Shd I be getting some tests?
Hard to tell: ..With the info provided. Are they high but stable or are they progressively going up? What other meds you take? Any concerning symptom? In a way, you are getting tests, your doc has opted to follow up your lfts periodically. I think you need to voice your concerns to him/her so that he/she goes over this and the future plan of attack. Best to you. ...Read more
My BP read 144/100 when I went to donate blood, am not taking any medication. Should I be concerned or is that not high?
Yes: It is an nsaid. Only Aspirin and aspirin-containing medications are a problem. ...Read more
Possibly: Because of its impact on blood clotting, you should ask the Red Cross directly, even though I did not find it on its deferral list of medications, since it is relatively new: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Good luck! ...Read more
Probably Not: Ideally, blood donors are not on any prescription meds that could potentially cause problems or interactions with the recipient. ...Read more
Donate blood: Since cabergoline is in your blood please do not donate it! ...Read more
Yes: But if you have lightheadedness you should not. ...Read more
Go to blood bank: At the blood donation center they will screen your eligibility. In my experience, the most frequent reason to be vigilant is iron deficiency -- from frequent blood donation and/or in women coupled with heavy menses or recent childbirth. Oral iron supplements are an easy way to correct this but be sure you know why the iron was low- bleeding from ulcers or polyps or cancers needs exclusion. ...Read more
Give blood withCA Hx: Not actually a straight forward answer on this one...Needs to be at least a year since you've been treated, no recurrence, no diagnosis of blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma...Unless you had these as a kid and its been 10 years. Check out the american red cross list of conditions that affect donation...It will be the most helpful. Than get out there and donate! ...Read more
By distraction: You can wear headphones and listen to music, or read (just hard to turn pages), or people watch during the donation. Most people only require 10-15 minutes of actual "needle time" to donate a unit of blood, so you can also think about the 3 people whose lives you are saving with your donation! ...Read more
Wait a few years: I am tremendously pleased that you have asked, and hope that when the time comes, it will prove one of the most wonderful events on your passage into adult life. It's still a thrill for me after over 100 units. It's intimate, wonderful, sensual, intense, adult, the perfect mix of pain and pleasure, live-giving -- you'll understand. When the time comes, cherish it. ...Read more
Yes: Diabetes is not a condition that keeps you from donating, though it is important that you eat and monitor your blood sugars prior to donating. Communicable diseases like hiv, hepatitis; foreign travel; or anemia conditions are just a few things that limit people from donating blood. Ask your physician if you are unsure about your ability to donate. ...Read more
Not an problem.: Smoking is not a reason to be rejected for blood donation. However, some people have bad reactions if they smoke right after donating. Waiting 3 hours after donation to smoke seems a common recommendation. Otherwise you might have a drop in blood pressure and faint after donating. ...Read more
Possibly: Some blood banks consider icthyosis an autoimmune disease and will not accept your blood. Some banks will not accept your blood if you are on accutane, and varying other medications. I disagree with the autoimmune designation so I would suggest checking out your local blood banks policies as these can vary. Theoretically you should be able to donate blood if you meet certain criteria. ...Read more
Improve diet, re-try: It is not uncommon for some females to be borderline anemic and/or low iron, depending on menstrual issues and diet choices. If you increase your dark, leafy greens and protein intake for a couple of weeks, you will likely be both a little healthier and able to donate. We need your donation for patients! ...Read more
Not wise: When your body is low on neutrophils you are at increased risk of infection, and this is not a normal state, so it needs evaluated to determine the cause. It may be from some infections, cancers, drug effects, or severe stress. See your dr., get healthy, and then consider donating. ...Read more
Better to avoid: After donating you may develop more problems. Also the receptor may not get the needed constituents of your blood - the cellular part or the plasma part (rich in clotting factors which we needs in special circumstances). Hence it is better to avoid donating ...Read more
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