Blood Incompatibility Symptoms
Blood incompatibility symptoms include bruising, pain, or swelling after receiving blood transfusions. Learn more about these symptoms here!
Blood incompatibility symptoms include bruises, pain, or swelling that occur after receiving a blood transfusion. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days.
Know the signs of blood incompatibility
If you receive a blood transfusion, you should watch out for any unusual symptoms such as bruising, pain, or redness at the site where the blood was given. You should also check with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
Be aware of the risk factors
There are several risk factors associated with blood incompatibility. These include:
• Receiving multiple blood transfusions
• Having an infection before the transfusion
• Being allergic to one or more of the donor’s blood type(s)
• Having a medical condition that makes you more likely to develop complications from a blood transfusion
• Having had a previous reaction to a blood transfusion
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
If you notice any of these signs, seek immediate medical attention. You should also tell your doctor about any medications you take, as well as any other drugs you might be taking.
When should I see my doctor?
If you think you may have been exposed to blood products, call your doctor right away. He or she will ask questions about your exposure and perform tests to determine whether you need further treatment.
What causes blood incompatibility?
Blood incompatibility occurs when two people receive incompatible blood products during a medical procedure. This happens because the recipient's body does not recognize the donor's blood as its own. It also means that the recipient's immune system treats the donated blood as foreign matter and attacks it.