Hypocalcemia can cause debilitating symptoms in the long term, if left untreated. These symptoms can include delirium, confusion, memory loss, and hallucinations. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
Lisa Mills, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursSummit Medical Group Oncology Center
1 Diamond Hill
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
- AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthCare of New Jersey
- AmeriHealth HMO
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Health Net
- Horizon HMO (BC/BS of NJ)
- Horizon NJ Health
- Oxford Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
- Overlook Hospital
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center
- Trinitas Hospital, Williamson Campus
Should I talk to my doctor about my hypocalcemia symptoms?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
How does the blood donation process work?
American Red Cross answered
Donating a unit of blood takes about 45 to 60 minutes. Medical equipment is sterile, used only once, and then discarded. The actual donation process works like this:
1) You will complete donor registration, which includes your name, address, phone number, donor identification number (if you have one), and other related information.
2) You will be asked to show your donor card or other identification.
3) You will be asked some questions about your health, travel history, and lifestyle or risk behaviors. All information is confidential.
4) You will receive a mini “health exam”, including checks for blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. In addition, a drop of blood will be obtained from your finger to make sure that you have enough red blood cells to safely donate.
5) You will proceed to a donor bed where your arm will be cleaned with antiseptic. If you are allergic to iodine, be sure to tell the phlebotomist so an alternate antiseptic may be used.
6) You will have a blood unit and blood specimens drawn.
7) You will receive snacks and beverages while you wait for about 15 minutes after donation. Waiting periods are different in different states.
Does Pentoxiflline results in bad circulation and pain in the foot?
MediGuard answeredThe product labeling for pentoxifylline lists pain or circulation issues such as you are describing as side effect of this medication. Make sure your physician and your iGuard profile have a complete list of your current medications so that they can be checked for medication interactions. The bulging disc can contribute to your pain, or you could have something else entirely causing your symptoms. Please make an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms as soon as you can.
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