Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
170 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes fever and backache after blood plasma donation?

Hello, Donated plasma Thursday, felt fine the day before and of. (Had a huge spinach omelette right before) After the donation I slept over 13 hours and woke up with the flu. My fever hasn t broken and now, two days later, I m having back pains (possibly kidney area) and my skin feels bruised all over, with a non stop cough. I feel like I m keeping up with fluids just fine. When should I go see a doctor?
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Blood donation does cause any of the your symptoms. In some people it may cause dizziness and low blood pressure. Your problems could not be attributed to blood donation. You can take paracetamol for pain. Drink plenty of water and take adequate bed rest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

i have a temperature of 34.9, but dont feel poorly, other than tiredness, backaches and a constant groggy type headache and feeling the cold in my...