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Used to chronic blood loss. I fixed that. Ferritin was low, took iron pills. Now ferritin normal. But serum iron is high. Stopped pills. Implication?

Used to chronic blood loss. I fixed that. Ferritin was low, took iron pills. Now ferritin normal. But serum iron is high. Stopped pills. Implication?

Manage it: I'm really glad you found the cause of your chronic bleeding. The serum iron isn't anything to worry about while you're taking oral iron. Each pill causes a spike in the value. Keep following this, and I"m glad you're better. Best wishes. ...Read more

Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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How much blood loss is serious?

How much blood loss is serious?

Blood loss: Blood loss of any amount can be potentially serious. This depends upon the age of the patient, co-morbid conditions, acuity of the blood loss, and whether they are ongoing. Discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blood loss.?

Describe the features of blood loss.?

Depends on rate: Rapid blood loss, think: gunshot wound, leads to immediate shock and death, obviously. Gradual blood loss leads to anemia with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, apathy, and malaise. Very severe anemia is surprisingly well tolerated for long periods if it has occurred very slowly like due to menstruation without adequate iron replacement or slow bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of acute blood loss?

What are symptoms of acute  blood loss?

Shock: Symptoms are dizzyness, light-headedness, weakness, and fainting. Also sweating , clamminess and chilled. ...Read more

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How can extensive blood loss affect a person?

How can extensive blood loss affect a person?

Weakness, dizziness: And possible death if too much is lost. There needs to be immediate transport to the nearest ED if the person involved is not able to stay awake or cannot ambulate by themselves. If blood loss is due to a wound and will not stop bleeding then go to the nearest ED. ...Read more

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I was wondering is dying from blood loss painful?

I was wondering is dying from blood loss painful?

Not usually: When one bleeds to death, they usually become comatose (unconscious), as the brain is deprived of nutrients and oxygen. As best we know, this is not painful state. However, many patients who bleeding severely have a sense of doom and anxiety and sense their life is slipping away. "The ever say I feel like I'm gonna die"- a big warning sign for a trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood loss?

What is the definition or description of: blood loss?

Blood loss: Is just that -- depletion of HGB due to bleeding. The only caveat is that if the bleeding is very slow then the source can be very difficult to isolate. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about the amount of blood loss?

When should I be concerned about the amount of blood loss?

Need more info: In order to answer this question, one would need more contextual information. ...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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How much blood loss is considered extremely dangerous for a child?

Blood loss: Any blood loss is serious. It also depends on if loss happens quickly or over a long period of time - the body has different mechanisms to deal with different blood losses. However, a 10% blood loss is serious and a 20% blood loss is very dangerous. Again, it also depends on surrounding circumstances. Please discuss with child's caretakers if blood counts dropping. ...Read more