A 43-year-old member asked:
what does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
64 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 gm. range transfusion necessary to bring to over 12. At 6.4 transfusion and work up for blood loss required. Can be vaginal from uterine lesion, GI from ulcer or tumor but this must be defined and corrected. Depending on symptoms appropriate physician needed.
Answered on Jan 7, 2021
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