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Blood Transfusion

Blood transfusion is a medical procedure that involves taking blood from a donor and giving it to someone who is need of blood. It is done when severe blood is lost during surgery, injury, disease, and bleeding disorder.

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My husband has low hemoglobin levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband's hemoglobin is 3.7 g/dL, but the hemoglobin level was 5 g/dL when we checked it two days back. His RBC and WBC are also going down. What can be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband's hemoglobin and WBC count are going down very fast, it is not normal. For such low hemoglobin levels, blood transfusion is needed immediately. A peripheral smear examination should be done, to look for schistocytes like fragmented RBC and normoblast count...  Read Full »

After a post-delivery blood transfusion, I got rashes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby through normal delivery 15 days before, and I got one unit of blood transfused. Yesterday, I got rashes and blisters only on my face, which keeps increasing. What to do? Please help. I am taking antibiotics, multivitamins, calcium, and iron supplements. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood transfusion and antibiotics are the two reasons, which can cause rashes in your situation. You have to wait and watch. If the problem increases, you need to take steps like changing the antibiotics and evaluating blood transfusion. But, if the problem resolves ...  Read Full »

Please review my reports; I had blood transfusion 6 years ago.

Query: Hi doctor, I had myself tested because I have had a blood transfusion before six years and visit many hospitals for my job. I have no symptoms. I just went to the laboratory and did not understand my results. Can you interpret them for me? Also, can you explain the cut-off value? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your test reports are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need to worry. HCV (hepatitis C) virus infection is common in those who were transfused with blood or blood products before 25 years. Before 25 years, the transfused blood ...  Read Full »

Do my reports show thalassemia minor positive?

Query: Hi doctor, Could you please go through my reports and tell me if I have thalassemia minor? I have attached my electrophoresis test reports. Some of the values in the report are HbF - 0.8 %, Hb adult - 66.0 %, HbA2 - 30.8 % and other non-specific - 2.4 %.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the Mentzer index is not below 13. Usually, in thalassemia, it is below 13. Hb A2 (hemoglobin A2) level is raised, which is seen in beta-thalassemia minor as well as in hemoglobin E hemo...  Read Full »

Is it normal to feel sick even after three times of blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my third blood transfusion a week ago. However, it has been a week, and I still feel unwell. I have a history of severe anemia. Is this normal, or what should I do? I feel tired, weak, and have zero energy.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For severe anemia, you were given a blood transfusion. Clinical improvement depends upon the hemoglobin value. Usually, if your weakness is due to anemia, symptoms will improve with the normalization of hemoglobin levels. If there is no improvement, other causes for ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my arm fracture and rib injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is a 40-year-old female. She met with an accident before 10 days. Her arms and shoulders got fractured. Her ribs too got injured. She is having chest pain, breathing problem and clot in blood vein. I have attached all her CT scan and X-ray reports with this. Please advise what...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) submitted, I understand that it was a major accident. She has multiple injuries to various parts. Usually, with such injuries, it is difficult to isolate each problem and provide a solution without see...  Read Full »

I am advised marsupialization of Bartholin cyst. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood transfusion eight months ago for my low hemoglobin levels. I was prescribed medication - iron tablets. The reason is due to the heavy period that lasts eight to ten days, or sometimes more. I have seen a gynecologist regarding my issue and had a hysteroscopy and endometrial ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it is recommended that you continue to monitor your iron levels and follow the prescribed iron supplements to address the low hemoglobin level. Heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to iron d...  Read Full »

My hemoglobin levels are very low. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I did my blood test. The hemoglobin is astonishingly low at 4.1. I did ferritin test and B12 test and the results are attached. Blood transfusion was done - one bottle. The hemoglobin increase to 5.5, but again reduced to 5.1. I have a fever on and off. What problem do I have? I am fee...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level is very low. In low hemoglobin state, the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood is affected and so weakness and other symptoms occur. You need to be given blood transfusion or iron injections. But, your ferritin level is high. So hemolytic anemia h...  Read Full »

My son has thalassemia major. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 15 months old and has been diagnosed with thalassemia major. My only question is when he would require his first blood transfusion? Because typically people feel strong symptoms of anemia and need medical help when Hb goes below 6. But, my child has Hb of 3.7 probably for ove...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. The definite management of thalassemia is bone marrow transplant. For this HLA - human leukocyte antigen) matching is done and if possible this is the best treatment available right now. The second one is a regular blood transfusion. We us...  Read Full »

I am 6 months pregnant with beta thalassemia. Can you help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin level is 8.3 g/dL and I have heterozygous state of beta thalassemia. My doctor has advised for blood transfusion. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. The beta thalassemia carrier state, which results from heterozygosity for beta thalassemia, is clinically asymptomatic and is defined by specific hematological features. Considering that you are 6 months pregnant and your hemoglobin is 8.3 g/dL indicates moderate anaem...  Read Full »

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