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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?

Bleeding: 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 such as hemolytic anemia. ...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

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Help please. Could blood loss happen faster if you were underwater?

Help please. Could blood loss happen faster if you were underwater?

Probably Not: The blood clotting system does not require oxygen to cause clotting, so in theory should not be a major difference between the water and air. ...Read more

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What are the effects of blood loss on strength and/or power athletes?

What are the effects of blood loss on strength and/or power athletes?

Anemia?: I assume you mean chronic anemia. Power lifting is an anaerobic exercise and wouldn't be affected too much by acute anemia unless it was profound. More importantly, would be to identify the cause of a chronic anemia. Poor diet or a perhaps a medical condition that would have an indirect affect on your ability to train and/or build muscle mass. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of the bright occasional blood loss from your bottom?

What can be the cause of the bright occasional blood loss from your bottom?

Hemorrhoids, cancer: Hemorrhoids are the most common cause, but cancer can also cause these syptoms. You should visit your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist to investigate further. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have gradual blood loss from cutting a lot everyday?

Certainly: Though this depends on the amount of blood loss, and the length of time this has been going on, as well as how much daily iron is being taken, and whether the individual is a menstruating woman or not. ...Read more

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Can you see GI blood loss?

Sometimes: Some is gross when you see red blood in the stool, other is microscopic and you only find it when you look for it in the stool. Both are potentially serious thought gross blood loss is more urgent ...Read more

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Do people with blood loss have a lot of pain?

Blood loss symptoms: People with blood loss do not have pain just on account of the blood loss. Blood loss can be rapid and acute or slow and chronic. The effects of blood loss are to lower your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, and make you feel dizzy. It does not cause pain. But the same event that caused the blood loss (like a gun shot or trauma) may cause damage to other tissues which causes pain. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal when you have a baby?

How much blood loss is normal when you have a baby?

Depends: Depends on whether it is natural birth or c-section. Blood loss can be up to 400-500 cc's. Keep in mind that the pregnant female has augmented blood volume during the pregnancy and can easily tolerate these losses. ...Read more

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What should I do about blood loss after hymenectomy?

What should I do about blood loss after hymenectomy?

Depends: Blood loss should be monitiored closely after any surgical procedure. If it is excessive or you think it is call your surgeon. If you have symptoms of lightheadedness do not wait! ...Read more

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Which fruits or food should be given after blood loss?

Which fruits or food should be given after blood loss?

Foods high in iron: After blood loss, you want foods high in iron. Some examples are red meat, eggs (with yolks), dark leafy greens like spinach and collards, beans, lentils, chickpeas, mollusks (clams, oysters, scallops, etc), liver, and artichokes. You also want to be sure you're well-hydrated. ...Read more