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what does a low hemoglobin count mean

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low hemoglobin means anemia, which can have many possible causes. Your doctor can help diagnose the problem with a history, physical exam, and some bl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemoglobin : Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells, the main function of red blood cells. A low hemoglobin count means that the hemoglobin ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many causes for it: Low Hemoglobin(Hb) commonly known as Anemia can be caused by many different reasons....enlarged spleen is present in some such conditions but it is un ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
14 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: In general terms, it signifies anemia but the high RDW means that your body (bone marrow) is making red blood cells to keep up with the demand. Good h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: You have anemia, most probabely iron deficiency due to excessive blood loss during menstruation and elevated platlets we dont have the number is coinc ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
It takes time: Your low iron level being corrected is the first stage, but your bone marrow will take time to catch up.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no proble ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
LOW BLOOD COUNT: Hemoglobin refers to the molecule w/in a red blood cell that carries the oxygen. When you have low hemoglobin, you have anemia. Anemia sometimes indi ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not clear: Your question did not say whether your white blood cell count was high, low, or normal. A low hemoglobin means you have fewer red blood cells than nor ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low Hgb and Hct means Anemia. High RDW means yourRed Blood Cells have wide range of sizes. Large size from Vit B12 deficency which can contribute to y ... Read More
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