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Are swollen gums, sore throat, pain symptoms of post back injury?

Hubby has chrone he hurt his back and cant walk so we took him to hospital when he got there he needed a blood transfusion 4 bags and also a bag of iron i also gave him a humira shot he has since got home and he seems worse he has swallen gums face sore throat he is tired in a lot of pain and still cant walk noone has any idea can u help he is 42 weight 80 kg
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hi,

If he was that ANEMIC that he required that many bags of blood AND iron then, he needs to be seen for BLOOD LOSS issues which would include GI bleeding and then, on the other side of the equation, blood production problems which would include bone marrow pathologies.

I highly recommend getting a consultation with a GI specialist and a HEMATOLOGIST/ONCOLOGIST as he may also have some type of tumorous growth in the body that needs to be identified. I'm not sure why you would give him a shot of HUMIRA unless it belongs to him and you were instructed to that.

Otherwise, if the Humira is something he only received based on your desire to help and he immediately got swollen gums and face then, perhaps he's having an allergic reaction to that medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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