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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Less than 5.7: Pre-diabetes 5.7-6.4 diabetes 6.5 and higher.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It is normal: Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen, and it exists in several different forms. Hemogloobin f, or fetal hemoglobin, is wh ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia: Polycythemia is condition where your hemoglobin is elevated above the normal range. The normal range will depend on the values used by your lab. Many ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
High: Generally well above upper normal limits hct > 48-50. The rest follow. Some folks with bad lungs can get polycytosis also- so there is a different ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Transfer of embryo can be performed in anemic mothers without added risk of miscarriage but hemoglobin should be kept at least above 9 grams to avoid ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Ok: Hgb is the abbreviation for hemoglobin. This test and the hct --hematocrit are the main basic tests to determine if a person has anemia.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See hematologist: See hematologist to find the cause for that first. Could be either primary or secondary polycythemia.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemoglobin : Hgb is abbreviation for hemoglobin, the carrier of oxygen in the red blood cell. Low HGB is anemia. High HGB reflects excess red cells, called polycyt ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Living on high altitudes, smoking and rarely bone marrow disorders can do that.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Normal: While labs vary, 13.5 to 17.5 is the usual range of normal for males. (12.0 to 15.5 for females).
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