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why would hemoglobin and hematocrit be low in a copd patient

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Anemia in COPD: This scholarly article explains: http://cdn.Intechopen.Com/pdfs/30558/intechanemia_in_chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease.Pdf. It appears that the ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Common..: Femur fracture needs substantial force........that causes surrounding tissue damage. Bleeding trapped in the soft ....significant amount can be reflec ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia and MI: Many patients that have a heart attack have normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. However if a patient does have anemia and coronary artery disease then t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
It isn't: Most of the time, the hemoglobin and hematocrit are not elevated in the patient with congestive heart failure. Rare instances where this might occur ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There is more than one factor that needs to be taken into consideration. High hemoglobin, low erthyropoietin and JACK 2 all need to be looked at. You ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Nutrition: The most common reason that hemoglobin and hematocrit are decreased is iron deficiency. In most cases, this is due to either inadequate nutrition (lo ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
See your physician: You need to see your physician to discuss your blood test and what medicine you should take.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV abo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not neccessarily: Blood transfusion is given if the anemia is symptomatic or very low due to active bleeding asymptomatic anemias can be treated with IV iron or iron b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many causes for it: Low Hemoglobin(Hb) commonly known as Anemia can be caused by many different reasons....enlarged spleen is present in some such conditions but it is un ... Read More

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