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Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

Therapeutic phlebotomy is a procedure to remove blood from your body. This procedure is done to treat certain blood disorders, such as hemochromatosis or polycythemia vera. It helps decrease high levels of iron or red blood cells.


Contact your healthcare provider if:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return for tests and more phlebotomies. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.


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