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 »
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 »
I have von Willebrand disease. What precautions should I take while scaling to prevent the loss of blood?
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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
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 sugge... 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 »
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 »
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 Salem Alfituri Shubar
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 »
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 »
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 eva... 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 »
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 just ... Read Full »
Are RBC infusions or iron injections necessary for my hemoglobin count of 6.2 g/dL after blood loss due to piles?
Query: Hello doctor, I had excess blood loss due to piles. Last week, my hemoglobin was 5.1 g/dL. After taking a unit of blood, my hemoglobin levels increased to 6.2 g/dL Also, my RBC count was 3.29 million/cmm, which increased to 4.59 million/cmm. Currently, I am using tablet Daflon, syrup Duphalac, tabl... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your recent reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have severe iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss. You still need to be given RBC infusions or iron injections. I suggest you take iron-rich ... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Is my elevated platelet count linked to my C-section delivery or COVID infection?
Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a high fever, cough, and body pain. I suffered from COVID during the seventh month of pregnancy and had a C-section delivery before three months. And my CBC reports showed the platelets value as 520000 cells/mcL. After one week, it came back to 490000 cells/mcL. What shou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from elevated platelet count, fever, body ache, and cough. High platelet count is known as thrombocytosis that may result from blood loss due to acute ... Read Full »
I am losing blood due to anal fissure. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. A few days back, I had hard stools and it resulted in causing anal fissure. My anal area became swollen and I started to have extreme sharp pain with every bowel movement. After two days, I waked up with a feeling of less pain and I was confident that my fissure has got ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are losing so much blood that you nearly passed out, then you can go to an emergency and consult a doctor soon without any delay. If you have slight blood that made you feel like pass out, then it can be due to hemorrhoids. Take plenty of fluids around two to... Read Full »