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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also h ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Males and females: In females, usually between 12-15.5; and in males between 14-17.4- but this can vary slightly depending on the laboratory and the methods they use to ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Normal Hemoglobin: For men is 13.5-17.5 gm./DL. For women is 12-15.5 gm./DL.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Normal levles are: •male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl •female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl below 10 gm is generally considered anemia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: While your hemoglobin is lower than desirable, blood transfusion is not warranted. Hysterectomy is usually an elective procedure and, unless you are b ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Why are you asking? : That is a very unusual question for a lay person. Why do you want to make this calculation? Did you have surgery? Do you have significant menstrual b ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: If you're a wee bit anemic, you need to find the cause and address it. Do this as a service / duty to yourself, not to "treat a lab value". If it's si ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
I don't know..: You are either not making blood or you are losing it from somewhere. You need a thorough medical evaluation to sort this out. And soon!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Anemia: Anemia can be due to several different things. Usually it is associated with iron deficiency, bleeding or b12/folate (folic acid) deficiency. You wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
3 blood draws: ...is not sufficient to cause a drop in your hemoglobin. That represents less than 1 percent of your total blood volume. Also having them spread out o ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
High: You need to have this checked again. You could have been dehydrated, are you a smoker? On any diuretics (fluid pills)? If persistently elevated, th ... Read More

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