What is Therapeutic Phlebotomy?

Category: Procedures

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Therapeutic phlebotomy is drawing blood for the purpose of treating a disease, most often, for iron overload disease known clinically as hemochromatosis or for polycythemia.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Moderate
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Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Fatigue 2
Anemia 1
Dizziness 1
Hospitalization 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Adherence
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Usually
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Sometimes
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Burden
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Somewhat
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Cost per month
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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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< $25
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1 patient evaluation for Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Kadrilex
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Kadrilex
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F28y
FM:4y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kadrilex's full Therapeutic Phlebotomy history

May 25, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Hemochromatosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Drink PLENTY of water. I am also excessively hungry and tired on blood draw days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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