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what does low hemoglobin mean in a blood test

A 30-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

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Spectrometry: Hemoglobin absorbs light at a certain wavelength. The amount of absorbance is proportional to the level of hemoglobin. The absorption in a given sampl ... Read More
A 30-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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Nothing bad: actually the low level does not mean much higher level could indicate that you average blood suger could be higher than normal and it depend how high ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
You should be having: a complete workup for why the hemoglobin is so low. Talk to your doctor and may need to see a specialist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Anaemia: Sounds like mild iron deficiency anaemia. Try an oral iron preparation and repeat the test in three months. Good Luck
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Simple anemia....low hemoglobin can cause tachycardia. Marginal high calcium has no effect. Very high, may need parathyroid evaluation....that may rel ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It takes time to exh: We all carry extra reserves of blood and iron stores in our body which can make up for moderate blood losses for a long time. Only when the reserve is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Anemia: The low hemoglobin signifies anemia, and this certainly could have caused all the symptoms after exercise. It is very important to determine the cause ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You mean 470 GLUCOSE: You can not have 470 on hemoglobin and you are confusing it with blood sugar and the other number you need is hemoglobin a1c which may be single numbe ... Read More

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