A 22-year-old female asked:
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i had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. my iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. i still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course you do: You are still seriously anemic. Be proactive. Insist on an explanation of how you got this sick and what wil be done to restore you to health. If you have a bleeding stomach ulcer, what will be done? If you have hemolysis, what is the cause? G6PD status? Were you malnourished? You deserve a full explanation.
Answered on May 31, 2016

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