I hemmoraged in recovery and lost 2.5 liters of blood. Now I am having trouble with low carbon dioxide levels in my blood. Can that be caused by the severe loss of blood? has anyone else had a similar experience?


Kellie - posted on 11/04/2011




What in the hell does your response have to do with the OP's question Sharlene?

That sounds like a horrible experience Amanda, have your doctors not explained anything for/to you? I am not a medical professional so I can't answer your question except to suggest that you go and see your doctor and have them clearly explain things to you.

Good Luck.

Brooke - posted on 11/07/2011




I am not absolutely positive but I believe there could be a link.. after my sons delivery I lost 2200ml. I was observed very closely especially BP and oxygen. I recovered quickly probably as of being a younger mother.

Jane - posted on 11/04/2011




My guess is that the blood loss isn't related to your low CO2 levels, but there are several things that should be investigated.

The first thing is that stress and anxiety itself can cause low CO2. This is not uncommon in new moms who aren't getting enough sleep and are trying to cope with the stresses of dealing with a new baby.

Addison's disease, diarrhea, uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease and pneumonia are all conditions that can cause low CO2. These are all things your doctor can check for.

Some medicines can also affect CO2 levels, including antacids, diuretics, corticosteroids, hormones or barbiturates. You might check to see what meds you are taking and possibly discuss them with the doctor.

Good luck! Low CO2 levels are not ideal and you need to figure out why you are having them.


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Kyleigh - posted on 11/04/2011




I agree with Kellie, I would see a doctor or call the nurses station to ask the question to your doctor and they will call you back, if not get you to be seen.

Sharlene - posted on 11/04/2011




Hi . My premmie baby 6 months old and he has Haemopilla B Serouse blood disorder, can cut or tear to the skin could be deadly for him and his also had 3 major operations so far his other coniditions and has lost a great amount of blood where his had X FACTOR 10 , and giving blood tranfusions ,I wish you all the best.Cheers

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