Bloodletting procedure what does it involve.

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Bloodletting procedure what exactly doe this involve? I want to know quite soon preferably. So will need information on what does this involve and how you would need to prepare for such a procedure if at all.

Has anyone here had a bloodletting procedure and if so would like to hear your experience.
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what is involved in bloodletting procedure need information please
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Bloodletting in what context? I would guess what it involves depends on the context and the people involved.
You do realise (whether rightly or wrongly) that bloodletting is illegal if done by anyone other than yourself. Even with consent.
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Bloodletting in what context? I would guess what it involves depends on the context and the people involved.
You do realise (whether rightly or wrongly) that bloodletting is illegal if done by anyone other than yourself. Even with consent.
maybe misunderstood, now more commonly known as phlebotomy but different terms still used
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maybe misunderstood, now more commonly known as phlebotomy but different terms still used
You've got your terms mixed up here. Phlebotomy is merely the accessing of veins to take blood for analysis, where as blood letting is generally thought of as a procedure where people are bled as they are thought to have "too much" blood. It was commonplace in medieval times. I've seen it done in clinical practice as a procedure called venesection however it is pretty rare these days.

So what's your question about? Are you having some blood tests done or is it something else?
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You've got your terms mixed up here. Phlebotomy is merely the accessing of veins to take blood for analysis, where as blood letting is generally thought of as a procedure where people are bled as they are thought to have "too much" blood. It was commonplace in medieval times. I've seen it done in clinical practice as a procedure called venesection however it is pretty rare these days.

So what's your question about? Are you having some blood tests done or is it something else?
This, bloodletting is also a sexual/fetish practice for some.
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You've got your terms mixed up here. Phlebotomy is merely the accessing of veins to take blood for analysis, where as blood letting is generally thought of as a procedure where people are bled as they are thought to have "too much" blood. It was commonplace in medieval times. I've seen it done in clinical practice as a procedure called venesection however it is pretty rare these days.

So what's your question about? Are you having some blood tests done or is it something else?
i dont want to go into too much but the objective of the procedure is to treat a large amount of iron in my blood and to eventually restore to normal levels as apparently complications can occur if left untreated. m doctor refereed to it as bloodletting butwill ask them as soon as i can to clear things up and provide correct terms. Must be a misunderstanding

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i dont want to go into too much but the objective of the procedure is to treat a large amount of iron in my blood and to eventually restore to normal levels as apparently complications can occur if left untreated. m doctor refereed to it as bloodletting butwill ask them as soon as i can to clear things up and provide correct terms. Must be a misunderstanding

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Yeah... I'd definitely find out what the procedure actually is before agreeing to it.
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i dont want to go into too much but the objective of the procedure is to treat a large amount of iron in my blood and to eventually restore to normal levels as apparently complications can occur if left untreated. m doctor refereed to it as bloodletting butwill ask them as soon as i can to clear things up and provide correct terms. Must be a misunderstanding

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Yeah that's venesection. I've had patients who've had liver transplants require it doing to lower their Hb to hopefully reduce the risk of hepatic artery thrombosis. I've found an information pdf from Guy's and St Thomas which explains the procedure pretty clearly.

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/re...enesection.pdf

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