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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

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Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fracture and restoration of blood stores in a healthy patient.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do broken bones cause low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level.
Last updated Jul 3, 2020


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