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When will my breast milk come in after c section with major blood loss?


last week i had a c section after a failed induction. this resulted in major blood loss and a blood transfusion. its now been 6 days and my milk hasn't come in yet. i've been doing a ton of nursing anyway - he does a great job latching/sucking, pumping and having to supplement with a syringe of formula due to weight loss. any advice? will it the milk come?
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Yes, just make sure you are eating and drinking enough (you need even more calories than during pregnancy). If you have to, try pumping for 10 minutes after each feeding for a few days and that will build up your supply.

Congratulations, and I hope your recovery goes well!  (+ info)

Do you consider low blood circulation towards hair follicles a significant cause of hair loss?


I read in a hair loss magazine about hair loss and low blood circulation, what is your opinion about it?
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Yes, yes, yes its true, I studied Indian head massage, and if you massage your scalp then you hair grows out healthier and more and faster cause you stimulate the blood flow, its true my sisters hair fell out and we did Indian head massage on her and her hair stop falling out less than it use to  (+ info)

Can muscle soreness be a result of too much blood loss?


I have lost a lot of blood recently, and I am worried that my muscles are sore because of that. I know that iron deficiency can form from too much loss of blood, so I was just wondering if my extreme soreness could be from this?
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You also lost a lot of protien. Iron and protien keep your muscles from cramping and a lot of water is also depleted when you lose blood. Rehydrate and eat protien enriched foods like eggs and meat. Milk has 8 grams of protien per 8 oz glass.  (+ info)

On average what is the most amount of blood loss each month the body can handle before becoming anaemic?


Not just blood loss from menstruation but from anything. Thanks.
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Anaemia is down to the shape of the cells and the amount of iron in the blood stream.

I think what you may be refering to is the link that hypovolemic shock has on the body of a person with anaemia.  (+ info)

What kind of disease am i suffering if i have loss of blood (usually at night) from the area under my tongue?


I usually experience some loss of blood at night when i go to the toilet and clear my mouth. The blood loss isn't a lot, but significant enough for me to take notice. sometimes its daily, sometimes it doesn't happen at all. But i do notice that when i drink lots of water, i dun really experience the loss of blood. Anyone knows what's happening to me?
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It's possibly a fistula or a wound.

Go to the hospital, immediately.

Simon Templar  (+ info)

Can the bleeding caused by hemorrhoids be too much blood loss?


If you have hemorrhoids and had some blood loss, would that be considered too much?
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Dear Last Evolution,
Copious ;bleeding is never a good thing. Call for an appointment with your health care provider if hemorrhoid symptoms do not improve with home treatment. You should also be seen if you have rectal bleeding. Your provider may want to check for other, more serious causes of the bleeding, especially if you have never bled from hemorrhoids before.
Call 911 if blood loss is significant or if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or faint.
Don't take this sitting down,
Frank  (+ info)

Describe the compensatory mechanisms that are maintaining her blood pressure in the face of blood loss?


Mrs, Johnson is brought to the emergency room after being involved in an auto accident. She is hemorrhaging and has a rapid, thread pulse, but her blood pressure is still within normal limits. Describe the compensatory mechanisms that are maintaining her blood pressure in the face of blood loss.
That was the critical thinking question in my book. When i have the correct answer i will post it and let you know AZIZ
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mam, i have never encountered a condition with normal bp and thread pulse in heavy hemorrhagic conditions, and not seen in text books, i may be at fault. if you help me adding further.  (+ info)

why does loss of blood lead to decrease in blood pressure?


is it bc...

1. your body is trying to conserve blood/pump up less blood so you dont lose as much blood?

2. just naturallly losing fluid (from blood loss) cause decrease in blood pressure?

3. why wouldn't your body go into crazy sympathetic activity (symapathetic shock) when your body is losing blood? wouldn't your body be so shocked? and in doing pump out a lot of blood?

hmm confused. thanks!
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Well you have to understand the factors that affect the blood pressure, such as cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance. The body is actually pretty good at compensating for a small amount of blood loss. In fact, low blood pressure (hypotension) only develops in an otherwise healthy person after losing over 40% of their blood volume. The sympathetic nervous system is vitally important in the compensation for this blood loss.

If a person has an acute bleed then their blood volume will decrease leading to a decrease in venous return of the heart and decreased cardiac output. Remember that cardiac output = heart rate and stroke volume. The stroke volume is the amount of blood ejected from the heart each beat and is determined by the amount of blood in the ventricles prior to ventricular contraction (end diastolic volume) and also the strength of heart contractions. The body's response to this decreased cardiac output is to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system via the release of epinephrine and norephinephrine. The sympathetic nervous system leads to an increase in heart rate and strength of heart contraction, which will result in a increased cardiac output. The sympathetic nervous system also leads to constriction of the blood vessels (vasoconstriction) leading to an increased systemic vascular resistance and therefore blood pressure.

If the blood loss is significant, then the sympathetic nervous system can be unable to compensate for all the blood loss and as a result the blood pressure will drop after about 40% of the blood volume is loss. Remember that cardiac output is directly related to stroke volume and heart rate and these can only increase to a certain point. So to answer your question, the sympathetic nervous system will go at full force in response to significant blood loss, but if the blood loss is beyond a certain point then the SNS will be unable to compensate enough leading to a decreased blood pressure. Hope that makes sense now, but if not let me know.  (+ info)

Is it possible to survive the loss due to surgical operation in the Vagina and Hip during the delivery?


During a difficulty in delivery, a surgery operation was done cutting and sewing the Vagina and Hip terribly. Is this physical loss completely curable? Have any special treatment for it?
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I think it would depend on how much was taken or what was done. ...your question is NOT very clear. If you tore, they would mend that.

Have you lost sensation? You really need to talk to your doctors.  (+ info)

I have six weeks of inactivity after a surgical procedure coming up. How can I continue my weight loss ?


I will be able to do nothing at all for two weeks. Following that, no cardio for six to eight weeks. How to ensure continued weight loss?
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By nothing, do you mean you will be in bed, immobilized? If so, I'd watch my caloric intake only in as much as making sure every bite of food was packed with nutrition and "meaningful" calories. For example, a chicken soup with loads of veggies, an omelet with veggies, fruit and cottage cheese, real oatmeal with cinnamon, steamed, grilled or baked fish, chicken and light veggies, fruit salads, etc.

Isometric exercises are a fantastic way to keep building muscle mass while you are relatively immobilized. For example, contracting your biceps a few times to the maximum contraction you can hold can help build or at least maintain muscle mass, which boosts your metabolic rate and helps you trim down.

The Miracle Seven is a good starter book, if you want to check it out. My oldest son went to South America for a month and was able to continue building his upper body following it (of course, he already is a lean and mean 16 year old!)

Good luck with the surgery and best recovery!  (+ info)

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