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How much blood will I lose during foot amputation?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

It should not be enough to require a transfusion unless you are anemic beforehand.
Your surgeon will use a tourniquet during surgery if he is concerned about blood loss. Many times an amputation is required because there isn't enough blood to a limb, in which case blood loss should be minor.

In brief: Not much

It should not be enough to require a transfusion unless you are anemic beforehand.
Your surgeon will use a tourniquet during surgery if he is concerned about blood loss. Many times an amputation is required because there isn't enough blood to a limb, in which case blood loss should be minor.
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends.

It depends on the quality of your circulation and on the procedure performed.

In brief: It depends.

It depends on the quality of your circulation and on the procedure performed.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Usually blood loss with a foot amputation is not excessive.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the level of the amputation and what the surgeon decides to do with the main arteries of your feet.
I usually hand tie the arteries to prevent a lot of bleeding. But the arteries could be too small. Major foot amp, trans met amp, which half of the foot is amputated, is the amputation with highest bleeding rate. I would estimate 50-75ml of actual blood loss.

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the level of the amputation and what the surgeon decides to do with the main arteries of your feet.
I usually hand tie the arteries to prevent a lot of bleeding. But the arteries could be too small. Major foot amp, trans met amp, which half of the foot is amputated, is the amputation with highest bleeding rate. I would estimate 50-75ml of actual blood loss.
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