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after receiving a transfusion for severe animia due to fibroids, the arm that had gotten the transfusion swelled

By Anonymous August 16, 2016 - 8:56am
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But I noticed after the fact only blood was given without any sailine the entire arm all the way to my fingers are swollen the next day after discharge but returned the next day due to painful swelling is this normal?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us.

Please call your physician as soon as you read this reply. Contact the center where you received the blood infusion. Report the arm swelling and pain. Follow your physician's instructions.

This is not normal.


August 16, 2016 - 9:06am
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