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25 Nov 2004

Blood loss without internal or external bleeding
A friend of mine is frequently hospitalised for blood loss. She has no internal or external bleeding whatsoever. She has her normal monthly mentruations. The doctors always say they have never heard of this thing. They can't to seem to find an answer to this and neither do they give help. The only thing they do is to give her about 5 pints of blood everytime she is hospitalised.
Please help.
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Zo, for one she loses blood when she menstruates, but other problems might be abnormal or decreased blood production by the marrow, increased destruction of blood cells by the spleen, infections like malaria that cause haemolysis, etc. The best would be for her to see a specialist physician as saying bleeding is the only way to become anaemic is WRONG. Good luck.
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