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 is usually require in case of huge loss of blood, surgery or blood disorder.

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i had a blood transfusion last week when i left the hospital my hemoglobin was at 7.6 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
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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.
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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 this because I was almost for dead then the 5 pints of blood?
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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...
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
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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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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...

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?
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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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?
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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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.
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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