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Bruising While Giving Blood

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Hello all,

Before I started my gluten free diet when ever I gave blood which I use to also clot off before I could finish giving and then I would bruise very horribly that would last for weeks at a time. I have been giving Plasma successfully this past month with no bruising not clotting off or even having to get stuck more that one time, except for maybe once when I moved my arm too much and the return blood infiltrated and bruised me. The bruising only lasted for 3 days when usually it would last for weeks at a time. I was totally amazed that it did not last very long the bruising, now feeling a little acky and tired that is a differant story. I just wonder has anybody else experianced this too.

donna

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Hello all,

Before I started my gluten free diet when ever I gave blood which I use to also clot off before I could finish giving and then I would bruise very horribly that would last for weeks at a time. I have been giving Plasma successfully this past month with no bruising not clotting off or even having to get stuck more that one time, except for maybe once when I moved my arm too much and the return blood infiltrated and bruised me. The bruising only lasted for 3 days when usually it would last for weeks at a time. I was totally amazed that it did not last very long the bruising, now feeling a little acky and tired that is a differant story. I just wonder has anybody else experianced this too.

donna

Funny, I was just thinking about this today. I've never been able to give blood. The techs always say "Don't even try" because I have low blood volume. I have no idea if/why it is related to celiac.

One thing I wondered though, if a celiac were to need blood and got it from a gluten-eater, would that make the celiac patient sick? Just curious...

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Funny, I was just thinking about this today. I've never been able to give blood. The techs always say "Don't even try" because I have low blood volume. I have no idea if/why it is related to celiac.

One thing I wondered though, if a celiac were to need blood and got it from a gluten-eater, would that make the celiac patient sick? Just curious...

Interesting thought about the gluten tainted blood.

I get turned away too. I'm just too much trouble when trying to give blood. I'm not a popular type, my veins are hard to hit and I am slow. They always accused me of being dehydrated. Hubbies eyes just pop out when they say that because he sees me downing water.

I bruise easily too. When I was pg with #1 and they were trying to take blood I ended up with bruises up and down both arms to the point of someone pulling me aside and asking me if hubbie was beating me! :o

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One thing I wondered though, if a celiac were to need blood and got it from a gluten-eater, would that make the celiac patient sick? Just curious...

No, wouldn't make the patient sick. It is safe for a celiac to give and receive blood.

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I've been thinking about brusing quite a bit lately, but for the oppocite reason. When I was eating gluten, I would never bruise. There were plenty time i'd nit myself really hard, expect a bruise... nothing or jsut a slight discoveration. Now on the diet I have brusies all over my body, many i don't even remember doing anything to cause it. I played paintball a few weeks ago and I was so bruised when I peviously played it was fine! I'm worried that I'm going backwards on the diet with increased bruising!

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Very interesting!! I have a terrible time giving blood. It takes them 30 minutes to find a vein and then it is sooooo slow. They also told me I could never donate blood...it would take too long. I was just diagnosed recently, I don't know if it will improve.

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Hello all,

Before I started my gluten free diet when ever I gave blood which I use to also clot off before I could finish giving and then I would bruise very horribly that would last for weeks at a time. I have been giving Plasma successfully this past month with no bruising not clotting off or even having to get stuck more that one time, except for maybe once when I moved my arm too much and the return blood infiltrated and bruised me. The bruising only lasted for 3 days when usually it would last for weeks at a time. I was totally amazed that it did not last very long the bruising, now feeling a little acky and tired that is a differant story. I just wonder has anybody else experianced this too.

donna

I had undiagnosed celiac disease symptoms for years and bruised easily most of my life, EXCEPT where I had blood drawn. My veins were easy to find. So I seldom suffered bruising, EXCEPT the last time I had blood drawn for an allergy test. The lab tech who drew the blood punctured my vein, which caused all the bleeding and bruising. My husband told me that's easy with thin people who have low blood. The bruising has NOTHING to do with celiac disease. Blame unskilled lab techs or nurses for bruising when they draw your blood and puncture your vein. A skilled technician can prick the vein, draw blood and never leave more than a puncture wound.

My other frequent bruising (unrelated to blood draws) was influenced by low good bacteria in my intestines. Our good bacteria (probiotics) produce over half of the Vitamin K we need to clot blood in our bodies. If you eat LOADS of dark green vegies, you can increase your vitamin K levels pressure. However taking good quality probiotics (freeze dried or refrigerated, high dose probiotics with an assortment of live bacteria) for an extended period can help your body make enough vitamin K. After taking several courses of high dose probiotics, I seldom bruise anymore. However I also had to take digestive enzymes with HCl to prevent food born bacteria (bad bacteria) from overwhelming the good bacteria in my gut. Normal levels of stomach acid kill off most food born bacteria. However I had extremely low HCl, because I had been misdiagnosed with GERD and gastritis and given antiacids for too many years, before my celiac disease diagnosis. I never had excess stomach acid, but clueless docs diagnosed my celiac disease related indigestion as 'gastritis'.

BURDEE

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