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What Can I Expect To Happen During A Blood Transfusion
See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more
Should have none: Your transfusion experience should be relatively painless; with most of the discomfort from getting an intravenous line put into your arm. You should have no other sensations such as the feeling of hot, cold, etc. ...Read more
During a blood transfusion if you get a fever and no other problem is this a dangerous transfusion reaction?
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
Do I have a choice of whether I wish to receive a blood transfusion before a surgery if things were to go wrong and I lose lots of blood during????
Yes: You are free to refuse blood transfusions if you want. In this situation, your will pay for your bad decision with your life. Jehovah's Witnesses do this stuff. They die. Most surgeons would refuse to operate until you wise up. Blood component therapy has risks but today they are nothing compared to the risks of believing international scare stories and refusing needed health care. ...Read more
Will i be awake during myomectomy.Just wondering cost am booked for surgery tomorrow nd am presently taking blood transfusion?
During c section, my uterus tore as dr was getting my son out. Had to get a blood transfusion. I am terrified to repeat c section. Dr said i'd be ok?
It should be OK.: There are two types of c-sections: emergent/urgent ones and scheduled/prelabor ones. The former are much higher risk and unpredictable than the latter. If your first one was unplanned, your second one should be planned, fast and efficient - and not as risky (in general). Good luck! p.S.: try to avoid more than two cesareans - get good contraception or have your tubes tied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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