I am 3 days post op from plif of l4-l5. I am also fused at l5-s1
from a surgery 3 years ago. My doctor said my hemoglobin was at 9 and the next day it dropped to 7. He said he was surprised that I didnt lose much blood during surgery, but couldn't give good answers why I'm losing blood now.he mentioned internal bleeding . Also when I recieved the blood I ran a low grade feever. I have been at the hospital five days now and it has been a nightmare. They couldn't get my iv in after the first one blew
But finally after fifeteen tries and many nurses they got it.it cried so hard my whole body went into spasms including my back. Then they had to put in a central line in the neck for my transfussion and they missed ten times and now I have a large hematoma between neck And shoulder blade.
They thought they punctured my lung and hurried an xray machine in my room to see if they did bit luckily they didn't. My body went into spasm again.
Finally they put a pic line and so far so good. This time I told them to sedate me. I was just wonder if people had to have blood transfusions from low hemoglobin and if that helped or did they end up having internal bleeding cause of it. After the transfussion my number went to ten which they said was still a little low. I get my blood results tomorrow and hope it went up more.