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What does it mean when your hemoglobin level drops in 2 weeks?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bleeding: If hb has dropped by one gram over two weeks, that means that you have lost about 300-500 ml of blood or more. It may be due to external bleeding e., g., menstrual bleed or internal, such as a bleeding peptic ulcer. If you have appreciable drop in hb over two weeks, see your doctor asap.

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A female asked:

My hemoglobin level went from 11 to 9 in 2 weeks is that normal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is serious: A workup to find the cause of your anemia should have begun when your hemoglobin was found to be 11. There are lots of causes of anemia. The cause needs to be found. For example, I wouldn't want your bleeding stomach ulcer to be recognized only after massive bleeding has led to a trip to the operating room.
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