What is Therapeutic Venesection?
Therapeutic Venesection is a treatment for men who have high levels of haematocrit or iron in their blood.
Men on Testosterone Replacement Therapy sometimes develop high levels of haematocrit in their blood, which requires Therapeutic Venesection as a treatment to reduce the number of red blood cells in their blood.
This treatment can also be used to treat haemochromatosis, and other health conditions linked with patients who have too many red blood cells or too much iron.
We offer this service in London, and in Birmingham. The price above is for Therapeutic Venesection in London – please contact us if you would like to use this service in Birmingham, so that we can provide you with a price quote based on your location.
How does it work?
The venesection process is very similar to having a normal venous blood test – however our nurse will draw a larger quantity of blood from your veins, so the process takes a bit longer. It is more akin to the process of donating blood – our nurse will start by checking your blood pressure, cleaning your arm with an alcohol swap, then inserting the needle into a vein and connecting the blood sample tube to begin collecting blood.
The whole process should only take around half an hour, and then you can carry on with your day as normal.