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Is there a downside to donating too much plasma over a period of time?

Is there a downside to donating too much plasma over a period of time?

Yes: Anemia is the result of giving too much blood over a short period of time. It takes 90 days for the bone marrow to produce a red cell to replace what was lost. ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more


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I donated plasma for my first time and when my period started it wasn't regular blood it was brown blood and I bled brown blood for a week almost two ?

I donated plasma for my first time and when my period started it wasn't regular blood it was brown blood and I bled brown blood for a week almost two ?

Unrelated: You are to be commended for doing your civic duty and donating plasma. Plasma donation and the menstrual irregularity are probably unrelated. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could i donate plasma on my period?

Yes: There are other health issues that will be monitored, but having period is not a disqualification for donating plasma. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to donate 2 pints of blood within a 30 day time period?

Is it true that it's ok to donate 2 pints of blood within a 30 day time period?

"double red": If you are referring to the "double red" procedure, where the red blood cells equaling two units of blood are removed, and the plasma and other components returned, then yes. If you mean two units of whole blood, this is not recommended as healthy, except in rare circumstances--like before surgery, where you will get those units back. ...Read more

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I have beven donating plasma twice a week for a few months and all of a sudden I have not had a period Iso that normal?

I have beven donating plasma twice a week for a few months and all of a sudden I have not had a period Iso that normal?

Amenorrhea: No. You need bloodwork including a CBC, CMP and TSH free T4. I am concerned about your serum albumin level. It is also important to evaluate other causes of amenorrhea, such as hormonal triggers. ...Read more

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I recently began donating plasma. I have had normal PMS symptoms but no blood for this period. Could they be linked?

I recently began donating plasma. I have had normal PMS symptoms but no blood for this period. Could they be linked?

Doubtful: From what I gather, you missed a period. PMS symptoms can come for unrelated reasons. If you had unprotected sex, you could be pregnant. There are other possibilities a OBGYN can find but blood donation is not at all likely to cause this. Best! ...Read more

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During period, upon waking, I leak watery, clear fluid from my vagina. Could this be plasma from blood separating? No odor. Blood follows. Not on bc.

During period, upon waking, I leak watery, clear fluid from my vagina. Could this be plasma from blood separating? No odor. Blood follows. Not on bc.

There are various: vaginal secretions, tissues and blood that are released. The fact that you are having your period doesn't mean that there can't be other normal vaginal secretions still occurring. Take care. ...Read more

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I had arrythmia, is it something that will leave over a period of time?

I had arrythmia, is it something that will leave over a period of time?

Depends: Depends on what the arrythmia is. Did your doctors tell you what type of arrythmia you have? ...Read more