Nausea, Convulsions And Fainting After Blood Donation?
I am 21 years old and have been blood donor 3 times. But last time I was a donor (2 days ago) I wasn’t asked for the HB test first, so I went directly to the donor. Almost 1 pumpkin was full, I suddenly wanted to vomit and suddenly convulsed and fainted. I suspect because the HB is low, is that correct? But why is it prolonged? It’s been 2 days but the situation is still weak and dizzy when walking.
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Having a history of blood donation and accompanied by complaints of kenag and fainting, this condition may be related to your current health, which is less than optimal. When you make a blood donation, it will reduce your hemoglobin level by around 1-1.5 g / dL. So that every blood donor is taken, the examination procedure is done to prevent anemia and iron deficiency in the body. However, this needs to be confirmed by direct examination with a complete blood laboratory examination to help identify Hb levels in your blood, so you have a reference to determine the risk of anemia.
In patients who have already made blood donations, the average process of cell regeneration and recovery of hemoglobin takes about 6-12 weeks. So this can provide information for you the time you need to restore optimal stamina. However, this recovery will continue to run positively, during the recovery period, you can meet the needs of nutritious food, adequate rest and adequate sleep.
There is a risk of anemia in patients with blood donation or after blood donation, can cause annoying side effects, such as:
3. cold sweat
4. heart beats faster
6. seizures due to iron deficiency
Some common conditions that are not allowed before a donor are:
1. consume drugs
2. sleep late
3. Your physical fatigue or stmina drops
4. suffer from pain
5. has an infectious disease from the blood
However, returning again, it is necessary to have an examination and evaluation directly related to your current clinical condition. Especially if after a few days your general condition is still not recovering properly.
Visit your doctor regarding this complaint. The doctor will conduct interviews, physical examinations, and investigations to find out the possible causes of seizures and fainting and your body which is still weak and dizzy. The doctor will evaluate the results of the examination, whether this condition is caused by iron deficiency anemia, or because of other conditions such as body electrolyte disorders, epilepsy, or specific processes in the brain.
For now, several attempts can be made during this recovery period, such as:
1. Take a break from all activities in the next 2-3 days
2. avoid sleeping late
3. Add the consumption of fresh fruit juice
4. meet your nutritional needs for food
5. avoid the consumption of spicy foods and instant foods
6. multiply water and honey
7. continue medication from your doctor when you have received prescription
Thus the info we can convey.