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How is acute blood loss anemia treated?
Last Updated: 26th January, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, what is considered acute blood loss anemia?
Acute blood loss anemia is defined as acute blood loss from any cause sufficient to result in anemia or significantly worsen preexisting chronic anemia. Acute blood loss anemia is not classified as a complication of care, but a diagnosis of “postop hemorrhage” or “hemorrhage due to surgery” is.
Secondly, how is acute anemia treated? Treatment might include oxygen, pain relievers, and oral and intravenous fluids to reduce pain and prevent complications. Doctors might also recommend blood transfusions, folic acid supplements and antibiotics. A cancer drug called hydroxyurea (Droxia, Hydrea, Siklos) also is used to treat sickle cell anemia.
One may also ask, how long does it take to recover from anemia due to blood loss?
– It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks of taking regular iron supplements before your symptoms start to improve. – You may need to keep taking iron for several months to build up your iron reserves and keep your anemia from returning. Take your pills for as long as your doctor recommends, even if your symptoms have improved.
How much blood can you lose before becoming anemic?
When the blood loss is slower—over several weeks or longer—loss of up to two thirds of the blood volume may cause only fatigue and weakness or no symptoms at all, if the person drinks enough fluids. Other symptoms may occur as a result of the bleeding or the disorder that causes the bleeding.