Thursday, May 25, 2006

Supplements Causing Bleeding?

Result of PT/PTT (blood-clotting) test was normal.

Drain full again, so surgeon emptied it. Said fluid looks like fresh blood so there must be bleeding in the chest. Called chemo doc with this update and she said to go see her right away.

My hemoglobin level has dropped “significantly” from 10.5 yesterday to 9.1 today. If it goes to 8.5, I’ll need a blood transfusion. Chemo doc put me on an IV drip for Cyklokapron (blood clotting), Venefos (iron), Recomon.

Both surgeon and chemo doc say to stop taking all my supplements because some may have interactions that we’re not ware of that could be causing bleeding.

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