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Could donating blood cause chest pain if you are not anemic?

Could donating blood cause chest pain if you are not anemic?

No: Donating blood cannot cause any type of serious chest pain in someone who is not anemic. Only 450 cc of whole blood is donated at one time, less than 10% of one's blood volume. Donating blood too often might deplete someone's blood supply sufficient to cause cardiovascular type chest pain, but that is usually prohibited. It is not advisable to donate blood more than every 3 months. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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115/72 blood pressure having light chest pain no other symptoms what can it be?

Multiple causes: Chest pain can occur for a variety of reasons; ischemic heart disease, esophageal spasm, dissecting aortic aneurysm, mitral valve prolapse, pericarditis, pulmonary embolis, pneumonia, chest wall pain (costochrondritis), pleurisy, etc. Your BP looks good and since you have "no other symptoms" the cause is most likely benign. If other symptoms develop seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

ED visit: There are many possible causes, and among these are an infection. I would suggest being seen right away. A close examination of the nasal passages, mouth and chest in particular is advised. A chest imaging study should be obtained. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain and blood streaks in my sputum, what could it be? I am an asthmatic.

I'm having chest pain and blood streaks in my sputum, what could it be?  I am an asthmatic.

Bloody Sputum: Hello Rebecca. You may have a medical condition in your lungs separate from your asthma or an infection. I recommend you seeing a doctor as soon as possible so that you can be examined and a chest x-ray performed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am I vomiting blood and chest pain?

Why am I vomiting blood and chest pain?

Hematemesis : Get to the ER those symptoms are serious and need evaluation ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have experience chest pain 2 years ago?

Can I donate blood if I have experience chest pain 2 years ago?

Blood donation: You have to check with your doctor if it's ok for you to donate blood. If you are in good health and not anemic, you likely are ok to donate blood. ...Read more

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Man where do I go from here just got back home from ER i, m more sick now with chest pain they did nothing but keg and blood?

See your doctor: Often persistent CP is not related to the heart. Other possible causes include chest wall/lung conditions, stomach/gi conditions, or musculoskeletal causes. Stress/anxiety can also cause. Sounds like they ruled you out for an acute heart attack but if you continue w pain during exertion, shortness of breath you might need additional outpatient cardiac workup (stress testing, etc). ...Read more

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I'm having intermittent chest pain on my left side, but my blood work is completely fine and I've been working out (cardio and strength) and have had?

Chest pain on my left side: Have you ever had, chest trauma, such as MVA, months or years ago. Or pneumonia, or L side fluid collection which required drainage. Have you had imaging of the chest; CXR, CT or MRI. If not I suggest to have them done, to rule out any other condition, such as chronic pleuritis, or pulmonary disease, or even rib fracture.
In these conditions the blood testing will be normal.
Go to a Dr. request t ...Read more

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Chest pain, erache and headache — blood pressure?

It's possible, but: It's possible, but most often high blood pressure is asymptomatic. However, if you have any suspicion at all, you should check your blood pressure, you can do that at any walmart, target, walgreens, or cvs. ...Read more

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Does a low blood sugar cause headache and chest pain?

Yes...: Possibly.... Read this! http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypoglycemia/ds00198/dsection=symptoms.

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I have chest pain gets worse when blood pressure is being taken, what do you recommend?

I have chest pain gets worse when blood pressure is being taken, what do you recommend?

Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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He see blood in hid stool and when he coughs. The amount is high. Accompanied by chest pain.

ER: Needs to be seen in a hospital emergency room now, if possible. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I have been having bad chest pain and coughing up mucus that taste awful and sometimes taste like blood.?

I have been having bad chest pain and coughing up mucus that taste awful and sometimes taste like blood.?

Mgt/workup: It is common to have chest pain especially when breathing in, during an episode of bronchitis. If the mucus has any visible blood, please see your physician. This can happen as a result of inflammation.
If you have any problems breathing, or at risk for a heart attack, then you should go to the ED.
A virtual appt can be booked to follow up. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain but it's painful to the touch. Doesn't seem internal. Could a blood clot cause this pain?

I'm having chest pain but it's painful to the touch. Doesn't seem internal.  Could a blood clot cause this pain?

Musculoskeletal: If your pain is reproducible by palpation it is most likely musculoskeletal in origin. Depending on its exact location it may involve the intercostal muscles, ribs or sternocostal joints. It is not likely that a blood clot is causing this type of pain. ...Read more

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While in icu w/irregular heartbeat &chest pain I had a thrusting heartbeat. While trying to draw blood they are never able to get blood? Why

While in icu w/irregular heartbeat &chest pain I had a thrusting heartbeat. While trying to draw blood they are never able to get blood? Why

Palpitations: The sensation of thrusting heart beat can be related to the irregular heartbeat. Other types of beat can occur as well but they would have seen it on the monitor. Not being able to draw blood is probably unrelated and could be due to nature of veins or your hydration status. ...Read more

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Pulse this time of night is usually 73 tonight its 85! No chest pain blood pressure 127/78 what could cause this been high all day in the 80s to 90?

Pulse this time of night is usually 73 tonight its 85! No chest pain blood pressure 127/78 what could cause this been high all day in the 80s to 90?

Not much different..: Not really that much of a change that I would fret about it, but if you are looking for reasons....it's hot outside, you had a big meal, maybe you've been a little more active this evening, maybe your stressed out about your heart rate and what it means? ...Read more

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I donated blood yesterday. Then today, I went to my cycling course and had chest pain, shaking, and SOB. I feel fine now but should I get checked out?

I donated blood yesterday. Then today, I went to my cycling course and had chest pain, shaking, and SOB. I feel fine now but should I get checked out?

Anemia: Because of loss of the unit of blood and loss of blood in the cycle your blood pressure and hemoglobin are likely low. Please drink an electrolyte rich drink such as gatorade or powerade, keep yourself well hydrated, rest for a day or two and get your CBC checked. You may need iron supplementation. If these symptoms happen again, please consult with a physician. ...Read more

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When u give blood the next day can u get a chest pain?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain on any day. If you happen to need the amount of blood you have donated, then losing it could trigger a symptom. ...Read more

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My girl friend has chest pain I took her blood pressure and it good?

My girl friend has chest pain I took her blood pressure and it good?

Difficult: We can help you more when you give us more to work with. Chest pain in young women is more often related to their swallowing tube/stomach than anything else. Timing and type of pain, association with eating, exercise or laying down give us more to focus on. Could be chest wall, lungs, etc. You are welcome to start over & give us more to work with. Posts are not linked. ...Read more

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Why is one of the blood transfusion reaction symptoms back and chest pain?

Those are symptoms: There can be a myriad of reactions to blood transfusions, from a simple fever to a condition called acute lung injury, which can be fatal. There can also be allergic reactions or, if the blood is mismatched, a devastating rejection reaction. Chest and back pain may be symptoms of those more severe reactions, like acute lung injury. If this happens during a blood transfusion, let the docs know. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more