Blood transfusion

What is Blood transfusion?

Blood transfusion is generally the process of receiving blood into the circulation.Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood.it is usually require in case of huge loss of blood, surgery or blood disorder.

Questions and answers on "Blood transfusion"

i had a blood transfusion last week when i left the hospital my hemoglobin was at 7.6 ..at first after the transfusion of 1 unit it went up to 10.4 ,,i had a d&c because of bleeding i am 51 yrs old does your blood hemoglobin increase if so how quickly

doctor1 MD

HELLO,
thanks for writing,
yes,it will increase gradually (in months)with diet and try to take iron and folic acid tablets.
blood transfusion usually increase the level of hemoglobin by 1gm/dl.
thank you.

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I had a blood transfusion 5 pints and ever since I have no feeling of connections for any family or friends as if they were never part of my life...And I have no desire to have anything to do with them...is this because I was almost for dead then the 5 pints of blood?

doctor1 MD

Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. Your doubt is uncalled for. One US Pint equals 473.2ml. In that case, you had a blood transfusion of 2.366 liters of blood. That is pretty more. But I really see no connection between...

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I have been experiencing allergyic reaction to perfumes this to me was created after I had a blood transfusion about 31 years ago I have been to hospital had 121 tests done and nothing showed up to what was the cause of this so I have to live my life feeling that nothing can be done for me at the moment I am feeling very depressed about the whole thiing and I am really very unhappy so could you please HELP...

doctor1 MD

allergies can pass on to the receiver during blood transfusion.

however it's nothing to be depressed about, you can keep the allergy in control by using several medicines and keeping track of what aggravates the condition.

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hi doctor, my mum had dierria and was vominting and also her blood volum went down to 3,5, she,s just recive a blood transfusion yesterday and have not eaten or drank any liquid for 3days now, can you advice me on how to get her to drink, thank you, kate

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, it is all depends upon the underlying cause of the disease she has, if the patient is ill then appetite being lost even the thrust too, so first thing is to take care of illness once it is cures then patient takes regular diet and drink well,...

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If your friend whith type O+ blood needs a blood transfusion, can your type A+ blood be given safely to him ? If your friend whith type O+ blood needs a blood transfusion, can your type A+ blood be given safely to him?

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hi my name is Lori, i been having iron and blood transfusions, my hemaglobin and ferritin levels drop to critical levels, i have had endyscope,colonoscopy, balloon endyscope, pill capsule, i am bleeding out but no dr's can't find out where i'am bleeding from, need some advice as what to do next, please help, tired of feeling tired, heart paltations too...

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

You said you are bleeding out. I want to know from where. From mouth or nose or anus or urine ? Because the cause depends on the site of bleeding.

Because iron deficiency can occur even if thereis no bleeding.I advise you to upload your previous reports. I will...

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I was taking Protonix for acid reflux because my Dr. said I had it but I didn't get heartburn but I did take it and start feeling really bad went to hospital and had to get a blood transfusion , I would like to know if Protonix caused my iron to be so low?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for asking HCM.

I have read your history and will try to explain everything.

Protonix is a proton pomp inhibitor (PPI) .It reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. There is no evidence that Protonix or any other PPI can lower the iron levels of our body.

Taking PROTONIX or...

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im a 26 year old female i am 5' 7" and weigh about 175 when i stand up i feel very dizzy and like i could pass out so i set down for about 10 mins and then took my pulse rate and it was 139 bpm. i had an emergency c section about a year ago and had several complications and wound up with a blood transfusion should i be concerned about this and go to the dr or what do you think.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Heart rate of 139 even after 10 minutes of sitting is considered as very high.
So better to rule out arrhythmia (rhythm disturbances in heart) first. Arrhythmia can cause decrease in blood supply of brain and this can...

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hi my name is jenny and i just spoke to my mom this morning and told me that yesterday morning she woke up swollen legs she admitted in a hospital in arizona but im worried she is diabetic they told her it might be her kidneys or her heart she is also anemic and sje is going to have a blood transfusion done. should i worry?

doctor1 MD

Thank you for the query.
I would like to know your mother's age, duration of Diabetes, control of her diabetic status and whether she is suffering from any associated conditions like hypertension, dyslipidemia or ischemic heart disease.
Long term, poorly controlled Diabetes, can lead to diabetic...

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Recent questions on  Blood transfusion

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My mother in law has been in ICU 8 times since August 2009-she keeps having to get blood transfusions because it disappears-but does not come out of the body. But everytime she gets blood-she ends up with high heart rate, high blood pressure, can not breathe, plus she has also had swelling in feet and hands when this happens and trembles just all of the sudden. We live in southwest virginia and no doctors can find anything to pinpoint these things to. On Tues morning she had two units of blood and by midnight she was rushed to ER, not able to breathe, ended up on a ventalitor(SPELLING) and today she is somewhat better but has been on oxygen at home since Nov. We need help and we do not know where to go with this. Is there a chance that she might have contacted Human Parvovirus. Help

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I have been suffering with this rash like blisters that appear to be coming from my hair all over my body especialy my left arm it was after recieving a blood transfusion .I woke up and I had these brown spots like with a crusty look like sores that have been scratched they went up one arm down the other and my legs and torso every 2-3 inches a big round spot .and they just went rampant from there,i have had tests and blood work all say I do not have any thing!!!!??but 4 months latrer after weeks of antibiotics and creams stiill all over my bodynow they seem to be infiltrating in the crevicisis of my hand !!and is becoming very painful I never thought my skin could HURT BUT I AM IN AGONY PLEASE I NEED HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I AM AT MY END OF THE ROPE NO PLACE TO GO NOBODY TO HELP DOCTORS SAYI DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING

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I have been transfused 2 units of blood inspite Doctor advised 3 units of blood Blood group A +. The Haemoglobin level 6.3. Blood Picture Microcytic Hypochromic Platelate adequate. I have pile internal with 2 degree at 11 O Clock for the last 30 years. 25 years back rubber banding was done. 1 year back I have been advised for rebanding. What is the best method for pile treatment with my type. Rubber banding is unbearably painful. Is there any painless effective treatment. After tranfusion the haemoglobin level raises to 8.9. Kindly advise me best advice and foods required. Iron tabletes are consuming.

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yes please, my dad is diabetic, 73, and COPD, Congestive heart failure, and just had total knee replacement on his left knee...now has staph infection, and they went in yesterday and put in a knee that only moves 45 degrees...and want him to have another operation in 6 months...Good Lord...will he make it? I am scared...he looks very pale, has had several blood transfusions... and is weak...what should we expect

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