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Do I Need A Blood Transfusion After Bcir
It deoends: It depends what you need for? For example some people need it because they are bleeding from some were, if the bleeding continues they have to give blood transfusion tell the bleeding stop and your blood level get high enough to support your system. That could one time or 10 times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Unless there is a specific concern, then there is no real need, as the blood banking system is very careful in testing the units it receives prior to release, with most infectious diseases having about an 1:1, 000, 000 risk. For more information, see: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/hospitals/infectious-disease-testing. ...Read more
No: You do not need to bank blood before surgery but if you are medically able to donate blood shortly before surgery, that is better. If you end up needing blood during or after surgery, you can be sure that the blood transfusion you get is safe since it's your own. If you don't need it, then you get to help someone else who needed blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood group is b+ and I should do ceasaran section should I recevie o+if i need blood transfusion?
Do I have a choice of whether I wish to receive a blood transfusion before a surgery if things were to go wrong and I lose lots of blood during????
Yes: You are free to refuse blood transfusions if you want. In this situation, your will pay for your bad decision with your life. Jehovah's Witnesses do this stuff. They die. Most surgeons would refuse to operate until you wise up. Blood component therapy has risks but today they are nothing compared to the risks of believing international scare stories and refusing needed health care. ...Read more
Watch: Could be either a reaction, an inflammatory response of your body or else just watch if low graded & transient is ok. If persist get your doctor. ...Read more
Dr, if my hemoglobin is 11, do I still need blood transfusion for a myomectomy fibroid surgery -after surgery i mean?May you please help.
Probably not: Depends on how much blood you lose during the surgery, but if you are starting at a healthy 11, chances are you will not need any. Good luck! ...Read more
Recently eaten: Make sure you don't have an infection currently and eat as normal. Don't go in starving; otherwise, you may faint. There are other medical issues that could preclude you from donating but this will be discussed with you at the pre-donation screening interview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm anemic and prefer an autogolous blood donation. Am I eligible? Having surgery that may require a blood transfusion. I do not want someone else's!!
Impractical: If you are anemic, you cannot donate blood for your surgery. If the surgery is elective, you should get the anemia treated first. Depending on the type of surgery you need, you may not need a transfusion. It would be prudent to discuss all this with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more
Usually...: Depending on why you had the blood test, it might be wise to wait for the results, if routine and not high volume, then usually not a problem. Red Cross can counsel you on this: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). ...Read more
Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to have a simple serology done this morning then I'm going to the races soon after . Can I drink after the blood test ?
Try eating first: unless you want to do a spectacular face plant. ...Read more
I will be getting blood transfusions for leukemia. I am scared to death. What can I expect from a blood transfusion?
Leukemia means your: Marrow has been hijacked by cells that crowd out normal products produced there: red cells, white cells and platelets. Treatment aims at destroying the bad guys, but you may need transfusions of any or all of the healthy cells until your normal marrow function is restored. There are transfusion reactions, but usually a lot less scary than leukemia and treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have colostomy bag. Recently had some blood in stool. Does doctor have 2 wait till blood is absent to give me reversal operation to remove bag?
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