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what does hemoglobin levels of 86 mean

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: On whether you have symptoms. This is called hemoconcentration and it happens normally when you live on a high mountain. When it happens at ground l ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Hemoglobin: If your hemoglobin is stable it is unlikely you have active bleeding.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 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 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
You have it: Must be treated with diet, and medications see internist or endocrinologist.
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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