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How to perform therapeutic phlebotomy

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doctor1 MD

How quickly after a 500ml therapeutic phlebotomy will blood viscosity change? I know the red blood ... medical complications, how quickly would one expect fluids to be replenished in the blood supply ...

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How to treat polycythemia other than by phlebotomy . My blood coagulates too quickly and is unable to be drawn. No one has any other ideas. ...

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was positive. Likely got this back in 1993. My iron levels were HIGH so they performed 3 phlebotomies which of course helped how I felt. My question is...will it get to a point again where I need a phlebotomy again ...

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Phlebotomy ? And if yes is that a problem? ...thx My concern - we got Jak 2. (exon 14 v716F) and s-epo level done one day after Phlebotomy. We had Jam2 negative and epo @12.6....can it be false report cause ...

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and he eventually agreed to 2 phlebotomies. I have done one phlebotomy last week and noticed an uptick ... they diagnosed the problem. He is back to 100% now after multiple phlebotomies. Am I silly to believe ...

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mother was told she had polycythemia rubra vera and the treatment for her was therapeutic phlebotomy What eventually happened was she was put on supplemental oxygen, No more therapeutic phlebotomy. A friend ...

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that phlebotomies were the best course. The specialist he is going to now says that food has nothing to do with it. He put him on one 500mg of hydroxyurea a day and an occasional phlebotomy when he thinks ...

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Hi, I am trying to find an alternative treatment for polycychemia vera Jak2. I am having problems getting plbotomey as my viens are small. I have had this since 2012 and now have very high red blood cell count. I would like to try alternatives to...

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I had a blood test done in the hospital prior to lithotripsy. When he drew the blood I felt a pain down my arm almost like when you hit your funny bone but more painful. It lasted the entire time he drew the blood. I told the nurse that it was the...

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I have Hemochromatosis, have regular phlybotomies, but I am so tires still, I am 55, I have had a hysterectomy four years ago...my Tsh level ua 4,4l, I am loosing hair, my joints and muscles hurt....my doctor tells everything is normal....my...

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After snorting heroin for the last 5 months, I started shooting it 2 weeks ago. I have had phlebotomy training so I have been doing ok. I seemed to be a little more dehydrated for the last few days ...

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I feel like I am retaining water. My clothes feel tight...even my socks! I have polycythemia vera, which we keep under control with phlebotomies. I have had breast cancer and am on tomoxiphen. But I ve ...

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. Under going wkly phlebotomy (2wks now). Pain has worsened slightly now down to lower abdomen just below ... phlebotomy. Can cancer be ruled out? ...

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I am 56 y female, I was diagnosed with PV and at first the doc did only do phlebotomy and asperin. But then my platelets went up and now I have to take Hydroxyurea, 500 mg a day. Today he said I have to take ...

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I have phlebotomy class and Friday a girl drawn blood from me in my hand about 1 minute after under the skin formed a lump it was getting bigger fast. My teacher told me to put pressure on it for 2 to 3 mins ...

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doctor1 MD

Yes it is possible. Please consult your Phlebotomist. How low is the WBC count ? Please vote thanks if you found this useful.

doctor1 MD

Normally the patients hematocrit has to be around 60. I hope this helps.

doctor1 MD

Good hydration, to increase plasma volume. If cell count is high, then bleeding will be necessary through phlebotomy. If available, apheresis, will be helpful in controlled reduction of viscosity. Cause of increased viscosity necessary for further opinion. Thanks.