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How to perform therapeutic phlebotomy

Premium Questions

Dr. Robert Galamaga 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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Robert Galamaga ( Oncologist)
Dr. Indranil Ghosh MD

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. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Indranil Ghosh ( Oncologist)
Dr. Jawahar Ticku MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Jawahar Ticku ( Oncologist)
Dr. Hardik Sanghvi MD

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 ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Hardik Sanghvi ( Hematologist)
Dr. Ioan Dorian OANA MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ioan Dorian OANA ( Oncologist)

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Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Rashmi Singh MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Rashmi Singh ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Munish Sood MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Munish Sood ( Ayurveda Specialist)
Dr. Akhilesh Dubey MD

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 ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Akhilesh Dubey ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr.  Aarti Abraham MD

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

Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj MD

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

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 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...