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How Much Time After A Blood Transfusion Should You Wait To Be Active
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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?
My child tested neg. For alpha thalassemia during her newborn screening but pos. Mths after a blood transfusion? Was the donor's blood still present?
Repeat it: There's always the possibility of lab error. If this is important, please do retest. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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