Blood Loss

Blood loss occurs when blood leaks out from damaged blood vessels. Rapid blood loss can make you feel dizzy and can also lead to hypovolemic shock. Excessive blood loss puts an individual at risk for developing heart attack, stroke, or death.

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How to treat low blood pressure after c-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section a week ago and got out of surgery with low blood pressure and kept it low for a few days. Now, after getting out of the hospital, I still feel the same pressure on my chest. Also, I feel a horrible pounding headache. It is so hard and I feel the heartbeats vividly. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As said by you, a cesarean section has been done for you a week ago and during the operation, your BP was on the lower side. I would like to tell you that amount and volume of blood in a mother increases significantly during pregnancy to support the nutritional need of...  Read Full »

Why is my hemoglobin 5.4?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, 6 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 100 kg. My hemoglobin level is 5.4 g/dL, and platelet level is 1.38 lakh/mcL. I have attached the reports. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have severe iron deficiency anemia, and your hemoglobin is less than six, which makes you a candidate to get admitted to the hospital. First, receive blood followed by...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in heart in a hypotensive patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low blood pressure and am suffering with low pain in the heart for the past two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Duaa Shubar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We define low blood pressure if the reading is lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic or if the patient has symptoms which are lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision or lack of concentration. These symptoms are most prominent when individuals g...  Read Full »

Can placenta percreta cause any difficulty during delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am pregnant with my first child. I was diagnosed with preeclampsia in the first trimester. My obstetrician told me that I have a placenta percreta, and I will require a C-section. Additionally, my dentist has told me to make sure that the anesthesiologist should know about your difficu...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Singh

Anesthesiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have preeclampsia alone, then the delivery can be done under spinal anesthesia. As you also have placenta percreta, the surgery may be very extensive with more blood loss and hemodynamic instability so that general anesthesia will be the best one. Since you have ...  Read Full »

Kindly evaluate the blood test report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly evaluate my mother's blood test report. The RDW is 14.6. How can we interpret the value of RDW? She is on Nebicart 5 mg, Matilda Forte, Calright, and Caat 20 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. RDW is nothing but red blood cell distribution width which signifies the size of red blood cells. Increase in RDW have two probable diagnosis and one is due to iron deficiency and the second is due to folate and B12 deficiency. Before to comment on diagnosis, I jus...  Read Full »

What precautions must I take for dental treatments if I have a bleeding disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have von Willebrand disease. My current health concern is that I need to get a scaling of my teeth done. What precautions should I take while scaling to prevent the loss of blood?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The outcome depends on the type of von Willebrand disease as well. Before the dental procedure, a prophylactic Desmopressin can be prescribed. A local Tranexamic acid application would also be beneficial after completing one sitting of scaling or other procedures. I s...  Read Full »

I am noticing bloody stools from three days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three days, I have noticed blood in the stools. It is not noticeable at first until the stool starts to separate. It is not thick mucousy, but it is red and mimics blood. I do not have any pain or strain.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in stool, always calls for a detailed evaluation. Basic investigations, including stool examination, is necessary to confirm it is actually blood and nothing else. Next, blood investigations are to be done to find out its correlation. The most important step is t...  Read Full »

My father is suffering from unknown blood loss. How to find the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He is suffering from loss of blood without knowing him. What will be the cause? They have consulted a local physician, and he said nothing to worry about it. But, he did not give any cause of it. Please help me to understand the cause and necessary treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple causes of loss of blood. Commonly bleeding from gastrointestinal tract will have black, tarry, sticky and foul smelling stools. Even if this not present, it can be a small amount. So, you need to run stool test for occult blood testing. It can occur due...  Read Full »

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