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Avatar f tn Well, this might sound a bit amateur but i've been studying blood in science recently, and we've been looking at blood donations and transfusions etc. It is not allowed to donate blood when on medication but i believe when off of medications, you may be able to donate blood even though your enzymes and electrolytes are a bit iffy in your blood. This is because blood donations can be used for several things.
Avatar m tn I was about your age when they told me, your BP is too high, you can no longer donate blood. Now, 30 years later, I still don't know why. At the time they put me on Dyazide/HCTZ 37.5/25 and Norvasc 5mg about 20 years later because my BP kept on "millimetering" up - "inching" would be the wrong verb, try to keep my units intact.
Avatar n tn I don't think sex of any sort increases blood "volume." It may redirect blood flow and even raise blood pressure momentarily but volume is something else. And I would never recommend "cutting" to reduce blood volume. Some people with high iron levels have to donate blood occasionally but that's something different.
Avatar n tn Is high blood pressure typically treated with beta blockers. When they were thinking of treating the arrhythmia they decided it was far better not to treat it because I have a history of severe unstable asthma. I have been requiring prednisone tapers a couple times a month due to the severity of the asthma. Are there other options should these continued episodes of high blood pressure readings continue? I've had yet another reading in the 170s/110s.
Avatar m tn After a painfull surgery, I start having a very weird arrhytmia problem as well as high blood pressure. It was 8 months ago. Before that surgery, I always had a normal blood pressure with fast pulse rate because of the anxiety. Since the last 8 months, I start experiencing strange heart pulse rate (mostly low pulse rate when I get anxious, insistead of the high pulse rate that I had before).
Avatar n tn I tend to have high blood pressure and I was rejected once for this. They did not send me a letter. What were you rejected for?
Avatar m tn actually, I'm joking. Really when I get blood I'm pretty grateful that someone went out of their way to take the time to donate something I just can't make well on my own and I'm kind of in wonder that someone would care enough about someone they've never met to do that. People really don't understand how important blood and organ donation is sometimes unless they've been in a position to need one or the other.
Avatar f tn 3rd was because im being monitored for preeclampsia since I had chronic hypertension prior to pregnancy (high blood pressure), 4th I was sick, 5th was the a repeat of the preeclampsia test (its a 24 hour urine test followed by a blood test the next morning to compare protein levels), 6th was the gestational diabetes test, 7th-10th was a repeat of the gestational diabetes test that I failed the first time (if you fail the 1st one they send you for a 3hr test and take your blood 4 times)...
446896 tn?1237806342 I know I am not the only one who absolutely freaks out when having my blood pressure taken. Every time I go to the Dr's office, they always comment on how high my pulse and blood pressure are (last week when I went it was 127/92 and pulse of 133!) Ha...and those numbers arent even unusual for me! I know the pulse is high, but I don't worry about it as much just because I take it frequently at home now, and know that it is usually in the 80's when I'm at home. But the blood pressure...ugh!
267401 tn?1251856096 ) Also, if your heart or overall health is in a compromised , or if you are prone to low blood pressure or have suffered vasovagal syndrome, they usually will not allow you to donate. Beyond that, you will most likely be asked to obtain a letter from your Dr stating his approval.
Avatar f tn While donating plasma the man next to me was donating for the first time so i know his blood was just taken and wasnt sent to the lab for testing they allow you to donate before the results and if you come back positive they dispose of your fluid and you can no longer donate.....while the machine was getting ready.the flobot didn't realize that there was a small hole in the line and when pressure began it started spraying his blood all over me...getting in my mouth up my nose in my eyes...
Avatar n tn I also am having blood in my spit. I've been to an ENT, a gastroentorologist, and my primary care. I've been scoped every which way. No sinus bleeding, no stomach or ulcer bleeding, clean chest xray and semi clean CT scan. The CT scan came back with enlarged nasal walls, which are symptomatic of a person with constant allergies and sinus problems, which is me. The ENT put me on a nasal spray as well, to hopefully reduce that and I'm going for another CT scan in 6 weeks.
Avatar f tn If this system is not working properly, you have diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by urinating copious amounts, getting dehydrated over and over and a high level of sodium in the blood is present. But my blood sodium was normal. I also copied some info from this website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16943900?dopt=AbstractPlus which said (paraphrased) many with POTS have low blood volume.
Avatar n tn It’s because I have been gone from work since Thanksgiving week. I have not gone back because it’s a very high pressure job and I still have mental fog. I had a 7 hour session of neuropsychological testing, at my shrinks advice, on March 15th and the results will be in on April 4. My EMI is on March 28 with a GI named Dr Stephen Lanier Coleman in Birmingham, Alabama. I did a Google on him and the only thing I could find for free was that he has been a Dr for 32 years.
Avatar n tn It has been over 3 days now and it doesn't seem it is gonna to go away anytime soon. When we donate blood, anything can we do to prevent this happen? I don't want anyone to go through this like I had. It is very very bad experience.
Avatar f tn My husband thinks I'm nuts for worrying about this, but I can't donate blood any more. I just stop bleeding. I used to bruise if you look at me sideways, but that stopped 6 or 7 years ago...about the same time I stopped being able to donate blood. During a trip to the ER a few years ago, they took blood 3x, each time it clotted before it got to the lab. I guess this is coming to the forefront now because I just tried to donate for the first time in years & still having the same problem.
Avatar n tn The last two times I've donated blood I had different blood pressure readings in both arms. The first time I was told that my blood pressure was too high too donate. This was with my right arm, I asked them to check my left arm and found that it was within the allowable limits for donation. The next time I donated blood, I mentioned the previous blood pressure problem to the nurse. The blood pressure was again different in both arms. I wrote down the numbers....
1072931 tn?1281538120 because i was going to donate blood and they told me my iron level was not high enough to donate. Can someone help me please? I know i have to go to the doctor but now im on vacation in florida i will be back home in 2 weeks to make the appointment. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Also have a appointment with neurology (nurse practictioner would specializes in headaches), but i might just cancel and stick with IM until they run out of thoughts. I did have high blood pressure, which seems to be an ongoing thing. I'm 29/male and this is in Wisconsin.
Avatar n tn The first time I was told that my blood pressure was too high too donate. This was with my right arm, I asked them to check my left arm and found that it was within the allowable limits for donation. The next time I donated blood, I mentioned the previous blood pressure problem to the nurse. The blood pressure was again different in both arms. I wrote down the numbers.... right arm - 152 over 82, left arm - 126 over 72.
Avatar n tn That and/or blood vessels rupturing because of high blood pressure during an erection. This would explain why the bleeding stops after the ejaculation: IMO, the blood in the urine is only residual blood (mixed with semen) that got pushed into the bladder during ejaculation. The erection goes down, the skin goes loose and blood pressure goes down. The cut or blood vessel sort of semi-heals itself until the next erection/ejaculation which opens the cut again.
Avatar n tn I just had my 7th lumbar puncture - note to the doctor to take both opening and closing pressure. It is very indicative of high or low CSF pressure. I have been fortunate to have found a neurologist that did his fellowship at the Cleveland Headache clinic. In two weeks we have been able to reduce my pain, and though it may be some months ahead while the meds get adjusted, I feel we are on a good start - finally! He is located in Burbank, CA - Dr.
Avatar n tn She has never smoked, drank, been exposed to asbestos or TB. She has been on medication for high blood pressure for over 20 years. She is able to exercise, has never had pneumonia & only once bronchitis. She was exposed to secondhand smoke for approximately 25 years. She does not experience fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or congestion. She is scheduled for more tests next week regarding the abnormal EKG. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn A few months ago I tried to donate blood and was unable to because my pulse was too high, 104 I think. I went back the next day, and it was 100, the cut-off for donating. I later forgot, but recently I have really noticed it. I check my pulse all the time and it is usually above 90 or around 100. Yesterday, I started having chest pain. Not a lot, I could just feel something. Today it is a little worse. It doesn't really hurt, it just feels like a tightness or pressure.
Avatar n tn One way to lower iron levels is iron depletion therapy or blood removal, like when you donate blood. In a case like yours obviously you could remove the blood but throw it away instead of donating it. I'd talk to your doctor about lowering that iron level because high iron levels are related to liver damage. He might have other ways of lowering your iron. I'd also try to avoid anything with iron in it that you consume.
Avatar n tn The next blood drive I was able to donate--my iron was 38 and my pulse was originally 126, but came down to 98. My blood pressure has always been fine. I have taken my pulse at different times of the day, with different or no activities, and it is often over 100. I walk 2 miles two to five times a week, but otherwise do not live a very active life. My father also often has a high pulse rate. Is this hereditary or should I be worried about the cause?
Avatar f tn Each time I was told I couldn't this time because when they check my blood pressure it also checks my pulse. It was 105,107,104 the first time. Has to be under 100 to donate. So I was sent home. Went back a week later as I was told. So yesterday it was 107 they told me to go wait the 15 mins while I wait to do some deep breathing techniques, so I did. 15 mins later when they called me back they checked it again and it was 129. I am only walking to a little room less then 10 steps away.
Avatar n tn I first discovered it at a blood drive--my pulse was too high and my iron borderline too low to give blood. The next blood drive I was able to donate--my iron was 38 and my pulse was originally 126, but came down to 98. My blood pressure has always been fine. I have taken my pulse at different times of the day, with different or no activities, and it is often over 100. I walk 2 miles two to five times a week, but otherwise do not live a very active life.
Avatar m tn Hi, i am infected with Hep-B virus and I know this about 2 yrs back, when i was going to donate blood. After knowing this I do my various tests with the passage of time like • LFT, CBC, ALT, SGPT, Diabetic, Blood Cholesterol, Lipids, ESR etc… and my all tests were normal (with-in range) every time when i take that tests. Although my other tests and my routine life is normal but the Hep-B virus going increases continuously and showing a very high load of virus.
Avatar n tn You should not be lowering your pulse in order to donate blood. The high pulse rate could be compensatory or could be due to conditions sending false signals to the atrial node. In any event you are to be commended for your civic duty, but you aren't going to do anyone any good dead. If you lower your pulse rate and donate blood you could conceivably end up with a cardiac event.