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How much time after a blood transfusion should you wait to be active?

How much time after a blood transfusion should you wait to be active?

It depend: It depends what you mean by being active, for example playing sport, or up and around.
For the sport, I think one week because after you give you loose volume of your blood and it needs some time to adjust for that loss. For minor activity if do not feel dizzy or weak, do it as far you feel okay. ...Read more

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How much time does a blood transfusion typically take?

How much time does a blood transfusion typically take?

Depends on patient: A unit of blood can be infused in about 2 minutes for severe trauma, or over 4+hours in a patient with a weak heart. It all depends on the need of the patient, their ability to tolerate the volume, and how ill they are. ...Read more

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How much time do blood transfusion usually take for anemia?

How much time do blood transfusion usually take for anemia?

It dependence: Blood transfusions are temporary fix this for whatever is causing the anemia. It is important to determine why you're anemic and treat it appropriately. Normally the blood you receive is in your system for a few weeks only. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get HIV following infected blood transfusion?

How much time does it take to get HIV following infected blood transfusion?

Immediately: If you get transfused with blood that has HIV in it, you are infected immediately. Blood tests for hiv, depending on the type of test may take 3 week to a year to turn positive. Development of aids may take a few years. ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion is their anything to worry about this was my first time I'm anemic it been a week just a little worried?

I had a blood transfusion is their anything to worry about this was my first time I'm anemic it been a week just a little worried?

Need diagnosis: It should be more important to determine why you are anemic. Blood transfusion by themselves are very safe and extremely unusual to have problems with them. I recommend that you discuss with your physician as to the reason for anemia. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see that somebody is giving you vitamin B12 for whatever reason. Please forgive my frankness. If there is not a misunderstanding, please get with a hematologist. ...Read more

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I got anemic 2 times and my haemoglobin level was dropped to 4.2 and got blood transfusion. What should I do and which specialist should visit. Age 70?

I got anemic 2 times and my haemoglobin level was dropped to 4.2 and got blood transfusion. What should I do and which specialist should visit. Age 70?

Your primary Doc 1st: There are many reasons for anemia. Your physician team likely will evaluate for blood loss (typically in the stool), or blood breakdown (meaning you are making enough blood but also you are destroying the cells as well), versus your blood factory not making enough blood.
After the initial evaluation, your doctor can best direct you to the gastroenterologist, hematologist, or other specialist. ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late. It normally comes right on time. I had a blood transfusion after my last period, can that be the reason?

My period is 4 days late. It normally comes right on time. I had a blood transfusion after my last period, can that be the reason?

If your body was: Stressed enough by condition that required blood transfusion that might be a cause. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problem. ...Read more

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Hi there, my question is will a blood transfusion made in a two weeks time before the bone marrow aspiration would affect the testing?

Hi there, my question is will a blood transfusion made in a two weeks time before the bone marrow aspiration would affect the testing?

Not much: The bone marrow aspiration will assess the production of rbc, and transfusion will not impact those findings to any clinically meaningful extent. ...Read more

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My husband has to have frequent blood transfusions. Endo with cauterazation has been done several times. He has end stage liver disease. Where els?

My husband has to have frequent blood transfusions. Endo with cauterazation has been done several times. He has end stage liver disease. Where els?

Needs clarification: Optimal management for end stage liver disease / esld, requires a close relationship between the patient and their doctor (s). Many esld patients need frequent endo for emergent bleeding control - especially for varix (banding is more effective). Tips / shunting - is life saving when indicated. The frequency of transfusion and endo maybe reduced if he is medically optimized. ...Read more

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Blood transfusions 4x n a year, 5-6 units each time what could cause server anemia like this when no bleedouts can b found etc. Taking Coumadin (warfarin) 4 clots?

Blood transfusions 4x n a year, 5-6 units each time what could cause server anemia like this when no bleedouts can b found etc. Taking Coumadin (warfarin) 4 clots?

Hemolysis: There are multiple possibilities. Blood loss can be present without visible bleeding. Your severe anemia sounds like you are not producing enough red cells, regardless of whether you are bleeding or not. You should see a hemotologist for a full workup, including a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still be anemic? I had blood transfusions acouple months ago, but lately I'm pale, fatigue & tired all the time. And I take iron.

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Possible: What is the cause of your anemia. If the anemia is caused by heavy menses and this problem has not been addresses, yes, you are going to be anemic again. The blood cell from the transfusion will only last 3-4 months in your body - sometimes shorter- depending on the age of the pack blood cells given to you. You need to see your md and find out the cause of anemia. If this is due to menses- see gyn. ...Read more

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Need I get tested after a blood transfusion?

Need I get tested after a blood transfusion?

Maybe: The only test the physician may want is a CBC to follow the level of hemoglobin after the transfusion. Or if the patient develops a possible reaction due to the transfusion itself, like hemolysis or bacterial contamination. ...Read more

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Will I need to get tested after a blood transfusion?

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

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How common is hepatitis after a blood transfusion in the us now?

How common is hepatitis after a blood transfusion in the us now?

Less than before.: This is probably a lot less common than before due to vaccination for hepatitis b, and more diligent screening. The transmission of hepatitis c via transfusion is currently at a rate of about 1 in 2 million units. Hepatitis b is probably less than that. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of hepatitis after a blood transfusion in the us?

What is the frequency of hepatitis after a blood transfusion in the us?

Very Unlikely: Our blood supply has been carefully screening fro hepatitis c since 1992, and HIV and hepatitis b before that. It is extremely unlikely that anyone will develop an infection from these viruses after blood transfusion in the us. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am so weak 3 days after a blood transfusion?

Normal: You have lost a significant amount of blood. It is normal to feel weak. Drink plenty of fluids. A multivitamin with iron may also help. ...Read more

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After a blood transfusion, and you end up with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it even if you don't show symptoms after 22 years?

Yes.: You can be asymptomatic with chronic hep c for many years. Have your doctor check a viral load to see if you still have it or not. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a caucasian develop sickle cell anemia after a blood transfusion from an afrimight it happen that amerimight it happen that donor?

No: You inherit sickle cell anemia from your parents, you can't "catch it" from a blood transfusion. By the way, sickle cell anemia is not confined to african-americans; it is found in many individuals from the middle east and other regions around the mediterranean sea. ...Read more

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Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a year before being eligible to donate. The deferal includes getting tatoo. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don't give Rh-pos blood to Rh-neg people because they tend to destroy the transfused cells anyway, and who needs that? ...Read more

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My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

Call the JW: In our hospital we have a good relationship with jehovah's witnesses. They have specially trained people that will advise you about blood transfusion and the ways that you can sometimes get around having to have a blood transfusion. These specialists will work with your doctor or hospital so that you and they are informed. I would rely on your specialists in your faith. ...Read more

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How much blood must be lost during a surgery in order for a blood transfusion to be administered?

How much blood must be lost during a surgery in order for a blood transfusion to be administered?

Depends: This depends on what your starting blood counts are, what your underlying medical comorbidities (ailments) are, and how your body is responding to blood loss. For some people, it may be many mLs, for others, particularly if they've had ongoing blood loss prior to the surgery, it may be after only a small amount (as in less than 200 mLs). ...Read more

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100ml. Of blood equal how many liters or pints? Surgical pathology report, (100ml. Blood transfusion)? \thanks much!

100ml. Of blood equal how many liters or pints? Surgical pathology report, (100ml. Blood transfusion)? \thanks much!

See full answer: I believe that you are asking how much 100 mL of blood is in different measures. 100 mL of blood is 1/10th of a liter. 100 mL is 0.2 pints. ...Read more

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I'm writing a story where the main character lost a lot of blood and I was wondering how much blood would be needed for a blood transfusion.

How much loss?: Did the character lose the blood through profuse bleeding or a slow leak? If profuse sudden blood loss occurred, loss of about a liter of blood would warrant transfusion, but not necessarily of blood, it could be saline or plasma. If the hemoglobin falls below 7 gm/dL, then red cell transfusion would be warranted. For that much drop in hemoglobin, he would have to lose about half his blood. ...Read more

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What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?

? Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic (low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more

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I read once about a man saying he lost so much blood as a result of stress and ended inER for blood transfusion to stay alive. How is this possible?

I read once about a man saying he lost so much blood as a result of stress and ended inER for blood transfusion to stay alive. How is this possible?

Did not happen: Not the whole story. Just stress doesn't cause bleeding. If he had a hemorrhagic gastritis or a bleeding ulcer, which can be exacerbated by anxiety or a difficult life situation, then that is why he bled. Stress is actually your friend when it leads you to learn new skills or achieve at higher levels. If you experience "bad stress" from an abusive situation, get out. ...Read more

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How safe is a blood transfusion?

How safe is a blood transfusion?

Very safe: Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications. Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks store blood for a limited period of time only. ...Read more

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How healthy is blood transfusion?

How healthy is blood transfusion?

59 deaths in 2013: Acute reactions include:
hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali)
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco)

chronic reactions include:
hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more