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Platelet Transfusion Risks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AML. platelet transfusion pltls = 48. 24hrs later plt down to 24, then 8. Another transfusion. Plts = 60. 48hrs later, plts at 30. now 21. Prognosis?
Variable, worse >65Y: The prognosis in AML is variable/ is based on age(worse in >60 yr olds) and cytogenetic changes in the leukemic cells. Low platelets are common and often fluctuate as observed in this case. Find out the genetic subtype of his AML. Achievement of complete remission(CR) with the first cycle of chemo(4 weeks time) is a good sign. What date did he start his chemo? ...Read more
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
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
I have high blood pressure / anemia, I recently had blood and platelet transfusion after giving birth. I have horizontal ridges on 10 hand nails?
Beau's lines: horizontal ridges in nails are known as Beau's lines and often indicate an interruption of the nail growth for a period of time. This growth lapse is usually due to significant illness or malnutrition but possibly could reflect severe anemia for a period of time. If health maintained the lines should grow out over time ...Read more
My Ana hep-2 test came back positive, my platelets are averaging at 52 after transfusion only went up to 66 what could be going on?
My dad has low risk MDS. Only anemia, but transfusion dependent of theee units every 6 wks. Platelets and WBC are ok. Blasts in B.marrow1%. Prognosis?
Unpredictable: Don't try to second-guess. It's all percentage odds. He would do well to plan a normal life expectancy, but be prepared (as any person should be) for the onset of serious illness. ...Read more
What can happen if you need a blood transfusion due to low platelets during cancer and you refuse to have the transfusion?
How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx
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 more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rbc-3.37L, hemoglobin-8.9L, hematocrit-27.8L, platelet-643H, iron-11L, iron saturation-3%L. What does it mean? Anemia? Will I need iron transfusion?
Not necessarily: Try taking an oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take the iron pills with meals. If constipation happens to be an issue, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. With respect to diet - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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 more
What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! something is depleting everything my s
This : This sounds like thrombocytopenic purpura. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, but sometimes there is no cause identified (in which case it's called idiopathic.) if she is not being seen by a hematologist, she definitely should be. Has she been exposed to heparin? This is a common intravenous or subcutaneous medication that can cause a similar picture in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more
One donor: This is a transfusion of platelets that are obtained from a single donor who is hooked to a machine that removes their platelets. The alternative is called random donor platelets and uses many bags of platelets that are separated out when a donor donates a unit of whole blood. ...Read more
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 more
My husband in last stage off liver failure and hep c. He is bleeding out had many blood transfusion,platelets.cancer. how long for test see what stage?
See Hepatologist: Your husband has a serious set of medical problems, end-stage liver failure from hepatitis C complicated by portal hypertension from cirrhosis and liver cancer. I suggest that he see a liver specialist, a hepatologist, to care for his condition and assess options - with a background of alcohol abuse, he might not be a liver transplant candidate but there may be other options. Do this ASAP ...Read more
Possible Ab reaction: If you have a postpartum transfusion, you might get an antigen that you can develop antibodies to, especially if you are rh negative. This would complicate things like future pregnancies and transfusions to you, if you have another. So children and childbearing women are given type o, rh neg. Blood. I don't think it would affect your ability to give blood though. ...Read more
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