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Platelet Transfusion Procedure
Diagnosis: Platelet transfusions are not recommended if counts are above 50,000/uL unless brain or eye surgery is expected. Other contraindications include TTP(thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) HIT(heparin induced thrombocytopenia), not useful for ITP(autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura). Indications are for dysfunctional platelets and active bleeding, and counts below 10,000/uL. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it normal having higher blood pressure after platelet transfusion caused by hemorrhagic fever? My BP is now 140/80. Which I never had, it is usually 110/80
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My 25 years old son went on a holiday to egypt. He got a persisitent nose bleed and had to go to a hopsital. His platelet count got reduced to 12 and the doctors did a platelet transfusion. Now, he is taking cortisol. Should he bemedically evacuated to uk
Yes, absolutely: He should see a hematologist to complete work up and continue further treatment etc. Itp is one possibility- but also need to make sure one does not overlook something important. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Transfusion: Plasma transfusions are given when a patient's blood is "too thin" and doesn't clot well. Platelet transfusions are given when a patient's platelet counts are too low, a condition which also prevents effective blood clotting. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My relative had a blood transfusion during the surgery. So could i be able to donate blood/platelets?
Already done & yes: The operative transfusion is done. Some blood centers allow patient to have volunteers donate on their behalf to reduce the bill for the blood products (kinda by replacing the stock of them). Worth asking about, but donation is always a good thing, especially in summer months as donors go on vacation and more people get active, hurt, and need blood! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What can happen if you need a blood transfusion due to low platelets during cancer and you refuse to have the transfusion?
Low platelet: If you have low platelet and you refused to get the recommended transfusion : 1. You are at risk to have bleeding. The lower the platelet counts, the higher your risk for bleeding. Spontaneous bleeding can happen when it's. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What could be causing high platelet count of 900, anaemia after iron infusion 4 weeks ago and two blood transfusions two weeks ago. ?
Bone marrow problem: Two possibilities: 1. You have iron-deficiency (why? Are you having GI bleeding? Gastric bypass? ) and your platelets are high as an inflammatory response, or 2. You have essential thrombocytosis or another bone marrow problem. Given your age, my vote is for #1. See a hematologist for more answers! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If someone has platelet count of 33000 due to dengue.will he need blood transfusion?do juice of papaya leaves helps?
Dengue Fever: A random controlled trial on 228 patients wi Dengue fever in Malasia demonstrated ^'ed platelet count in group that drank 50mg of Carica Papaya juice per day over those receiving standard treatment. Dengue Virus can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi Dengue the platelets aren't replaced & so the Platelet ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx
Intravenous water : Soluble vitamins can do it. Linus pauling worked with a scottish physician and found that large doses of vitamin c helped cancer patients. I/v vit c gets higher concentrations. Trouble is that vitamin therapy has not yet become an accepted approach. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
25 son holiday - egypt - persistent nose bleed. Hospital; platelets 12. Platelet transfusions. Now cortisol. Medevac back to uk to see haematologist?
Low platelets: Low platelets may be caused by many things, but "itp" or idiopathic thrombocytopenia is a common autoimmmune cause, in which platelet transfusions are of limited value as the platelets get "chewed up" steroids may help but may need a bone marrow test first. So if DX is in question then return to uk for more accurate DX may help, but only if he is "stable' for travel. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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