1. madman

    How do I…perform therapeutic phlebotomy?

    Abstract Background: Therapeutic phlebotomy (TP) is a well-established medical intervention that evolved from the historical practice of bloodletting. Methods: Patients who require TP are not infrequently told by their healthcare providers to “just go donate blood,” but TP should always be...
  2. T

    Michigan Phlebotomist and TRT Clinic?

    Hi, I'm in the metro Detroit, MI area and am in need of a phlebotomist. My physician recommended one but from my past experiences I'm uncomfortable having to deal with anyone who isn't familiar with TRT. Does anyone know of a phlebotomist you'd recommend in Michigan? Any other local resources...
  3. T

    How much reduction in hematocrit would be expected with a blood donation???

    Hello: In this topic it is said that: "A phlebotomy of one pint of blood will generally lower hematocrit by about 3 percent" A reduction of a...
  4. A

    Phlebotomy Frequency

    My doctor has ordered me to go for a phlebotomy on a weekly basis until my hemoglobin is at 15.5. He is requesting this based on a high normal hematocrit level on my last lab work which is a result of testosterone replacement therapy. Saturday is my next scheduled phlebotomy which would be my...
  5. J

    Phlebotomy info needed for Alberta

    Guys Shorty after reading Nelson's book on Testosterone (a man's guide) , I pretty much self diagnosed as being low on T. All the usual symptoms of low T applied to me , especially poor muscle definition causing an unusual effect of my back snapping regularly. After practically begging my GP...
  6. Excel Male

    How to Manage High Hematocrit Caused by Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    High Hematocrit Caused by Testosterone Replacement Therapy By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. High hematocrit occurs when there is an excessive production of red blood cells. High hematocrit can cause the blood to become very viscous or "sticky," making it harder for the heart to pump. High...