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Do symptoms from a blood transfusion and complications go away quickly?

Do symptoms from a blood transfusion and complications go away quickly?

It depends: Some complications from blood transfusions may persist for life, like an alloantibody against red blood cell antigens, specially anti-d. Others like hemolysis or fevers may solve in hours after stopping the transfusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

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What are complications associated with having gone through blood transfusion?

What are complications associated with having gone through blood transfusion?

Fortunately delayed: Complications of blood transfusion are rare. There is a remote possibility of infectious transmission. Chronic transfusion leads to iron overload. Do you have a specific concern? ...Read more

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What is the most frequent transfusion associated disease complication of blood transfusion?

What is the most frequent transfusion associated disease complication of blood transfusion?

Bacterial in PLT: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (taco). ...Read more

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

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

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What are the long term complications of continuous blood transfusions?

What are the long term complications of continuous blood transfusions?

Iron overload: The main complication from long-term blood transfusion is the iron overload which can lead to organ damage. Although low now days, the risk of infection from blood-born agents may also be increased with long-term multiple blood transfusions. ...Read more

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What are the complications from blood transfusions?

What are the complications from blood transfusions?

Potentially many: Though there are potentially many complictions thankfully the rate of complications is low. These can include reactions such as fevers, chills, allergic reactions to serious reactions such as hemolysis (blood destruction), infections (viruses, bacteria). ...Read more

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Do lots of people get complications from blood transfusions?

Do lots of people get complications from blood transfusions?

No: Patients getting a transfusion have their blood typed and examined for antibodies, and these are compared to the specific blood units being used for a transfusion. The blood being transfused is always screened for viral and bacterial contamination and used only if it is negative. There is less risk in a transfusion than in driving your car to work! ...Read more