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What does a low hemoglobin level mean

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
22 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Pregnant women with hemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl are generally considered anemic, though complications and symptoms from anemia during pregnancy ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on the cause: Low hemoglobin per se does not affect appetite but low hemoglobin is a symptom of many diseases and drugs. For example, chemotherapy causes loss of ap... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Hgb 0f 6.8 i: is a critical number and suggests the need for a blood transfusion and evaluation. See a hematologist asap.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 36 years experience
It depends : Basically, the hematocrit is a volume percentage of red cells in whole blood (the other parts being primarily plasma, white cells and platelets). Low ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Benson Yu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hemoglobin level : Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: Generally if you have a period, it means you are not pregnant at that time. Pregnancies have been reported after intercourse at any time in the menst... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia: Do you or does her father have an inherited red blood cell disorder like sickle cell anemia or thalassemia etc? Definitely you should ask your pediat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Blood loss: When Hgb drops below 10 gm one has to be suspicious of blood loss but can be corrected by meds such as ProCrit (epoetin alfa). When Hgb is in the 8 g... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bleeding: If hb has dropped by one gram over two weeks, that means that you have lost about 300-500 ml of blood or more. It may be due to external bleeding e.,... Read More