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what does a low hemoglobin level mean

A 21-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
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Blood loss vs iron: Kids who consume more than 24-30 oz of milk/day can experience tiny amounts of blood loss thru the intestine due to irritation caused by the cow milk ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin coun ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Wargotz
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Low iron: Low iron is one major cause of low hemoglobin. Other causes include those described in this review article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/low-he ... Read More
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Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool), red blood cell instability (hemoglobinopathies), destructi ... Read More
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Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: There are many.Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc.Depends on your cbc.
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Fatigue breathing: When your hemoglobin level falls, you get tiired - the lower it gets, the more fatigued. When it gets really low, you may experience shortness of bre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Hgb 0f 6.8 i: is a critical number and suggests the need for a blood transfusion and evaluation. See a hematologist asap.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
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
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Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
30 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pre ... Read More

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