When is surgery indicated in the treatment of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Surgery is useful to control bleeding in patients who are anemic. Most commonly, bleeding is from the GI tract, uterus, or bladder. Patients should be hemodynamically stable before and during surgery. A blood transfusion may be needed.


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