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At What Hemoglobin Level Will I Need A Transfusion
No definite level: This is a complex question. We would need to know what is the patient's problem. If there is no immediate surgical issue, then transfusions are given if there are symptoms like chest pain. If there is blood loss during surgery, then indications are different. At our hospital, the medical staff has said there should be no transfusions unless the hemoglobin less than 8 gm/dl.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Why was blood transfusion given? The reason for the initial drop in hemoglobin may still be present.
A couple weeks ago my hemoglobin level was a 4.9. Is that really bad? I had to get 4 blood transfusions for it.
Hemoglobin: A level of 4.9 is extremely low and would usually cause significant symptoms. Hopefully the cause of your severe anemia has been addressed.
How long could it take for my hemoglobin level to return to its pre-surgical range if I receive a transfusion? If I didn't?
6-12 weeks: There are a number of variables here. First, how low was your hemoglobin when you started? Second, if you received a transfusion, what was your hemoglobin after? It takes about 90 days to cycle through your blood supply, so after 3 months, you should be back to your baseline.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 22 year old female and I already had a blood transfusion because of my very low hemoglobin... What should I do to keep my hemoglobin level up?
I had a blood transfusion in april because I went to the hospital due to a very rapid heart rate. My hemoglobin level was at a 6.5, lately I have been feeling the symptoms all over again. I'm thinking my body is going through that all over again. Any advic
What if you have 13.5 creatinine levels and 8.5 hemoglobin level what is needed only blood tranfusion or dialysis? Thank you I hope for response!
Critical problems!: Dialysis is needed urgently. A transfusion can wait, but depending on the circumstances, may be needed also.
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.
Yes: There are walk in labs that will do this for you.
Find the reason. ...: Your doctor could investigate the underlying cause of your anemia... At age 37, iron deficiency is more common. Subsequently, appropriate treatment could be offered. In case of iron deficiency, iron tablets or intravenous iron could be prescribed. Hgb is not low enough to transfuse. Would avoid transfusions if the underlying cause could be treated.
No: Better see doctor. You need further evaluationSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia: You have anemia. What is mcv. Most likely anemia is from blood loss and indicates iron deficiency. Can get reticulocyte count checked. Most common cause in you may be heavy menstrual flow. If that is not the case will worry about blood loss from gut and will advise check up.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If your hemoglobin is too high, ie greater than 17 grams/dl, the blood bank may be concerned that the person may have a chronic myeloprolferative disease. This is rare however and can be easily ruled out. Other causes include copd, high altitudes, low oxygenation, testosterone therapy, etc. In those cases, giving blood is therapeutic.
Not related: The hemoglobin test only relates to people with long term cough problems like COPD etc. If your child has been health otherwise, the hemoglobin is not significant and unrelated. The cough should last as long as a week if it is caused by a virus. Longer than that you should see your child's doctor.
Anemia and ESRD: This patient must be on dialysis. At his dialysis center, he should be receiving Epogen (epoetin alfa) to increase the hb level. There are some people that have a problem with EPO and do not raise their hb level, due to anti-epo antibodies and is rare. Other causes of no increase of hb levels are blood loss from the GI tract, hemolysis and high parathyroid hormone levels. Ask the patient's nephrologist about it.
How much vit c grams should I take per day to increase hemoglobin level with iron for sure and when should I take it?
One Thousand mg: You can take 1000 mg per day
Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?
Hemoglobin level: Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with low hemoglobin level due to sharing of blood between mom and the baby. Pregnancy testing by blood is the standard test for confirming pregnancy. So a very low hemoglobin level cannot accurately predict pregnancy.
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