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A 24-year-old female asked:

My hemoglobin is at 2 and i dont want a blood transfusion so my pcp recommended iron infusion. will it help?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
No: You have severe anemia which is life-threatening. Until the cause of the anemia is addressed your only life saver is blood transfusion
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Hard to believe: Hard to believe your hemoglobin is at 2. That is way too low. Maybe your red cells are at 2. If you are iron deficient, then iron is appropriate. Need more information.
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Blood transfusion: Blood transfusion is recommended for Hemoglobin less than 6g/dl except in exceptional circumstances. in your case Hemoglobin is 2 and this is an indication of blood transfusion.
Last updated Oct 20, 2016

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