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Disease or Condition — Blood Disorders:
acute blood-loss anemia

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Description

Acute posthemorrhagic anemia is a type of anemia that occurs when there is a sudden and severe loss of red blood cells due to bleeding. This type of anemia can be caused by a variety of conditions, including trauma, surgery, childbirth, or a gastrointestinal bleed. Symptoms of acute posthemorrhagic anemia include fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, and rapid heart rate. Treatment for this type of anemia typically involves replacing the lost red blood cells with a blood transfusion. In some cases, iron supplements may also be prescribed to help the body produce new red blood cells.

Synonyms
  • acute posthemorrhagic anemia
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • hypotension
  • limb fracture
  • major laceration
  • mid systolic heart murmur
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • pallor
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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