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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Low Hemoglobin Levels

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What causes a low hemoglobin level?

What causes a low hemoglobin level?

Let explain: Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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What can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many. Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc. Depends on your cbc. ...Read more

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Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Will leukemia cause low hemoglobin levels? How quickly does it progress if acute?

Unlikely: Unlikely acute leukemia, plz see a hematologist. Anemia has many causes at your age most common being iron deficiency. Acute leukemia without therapy is a fatal disease. ...Read more

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Do broken bones cause low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels?

Do broken bones cause low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels?

Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level. ...Read more

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My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?

My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?

Needs iron supplemen: Your son seems to have an iron deficiency anemia and needs iron supplement. Iron rich diet does not provide enough iron to elevate his hemoglobin level and replete iron reserve. Check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

What are the health risks of low hemoglobin levels?

Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more

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What causes the body to keep having low hemoglobin.

What causes the body to keep having low hemoglobin.

Anemia: There are many causes of persistant anemia (low hemoglobin).To identify the exact cause, and correct it, a detailed history, physical exam, and lab work is required. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin: Anemia may be caused by blood loss perhaps through GI bleeding or decreased blood production in bone marrow. Fatigue and shortness of breath are most common dymptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have very low hemoglobin levels?

What should I do if I have very low hemoglobin levels?

Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, EPO level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more

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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you don't eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause. ...Read more

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What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2, and low Hemoglobin 10.8?

What causes high RDW 20.7, low MCH 24.8, low MCHC 29.2, and low Hemoglobin 10.8?

Anemia???: You haven't supplied all of the info. If he comes from around the Mediterranean ask him about thalassemia. Otherwise go see a doc or hematologist. ...Read more

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Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Maybe: If you have bleeding, the hemoglobin can be lower because of bleeding. Please be seen! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of very low hemoglobin level?

Fatigue breathing: When your hemoglobin level falls, you get tiired - the lower it gets, the more fatigued. When it gets really low, you may experience shortness of breath. As it gets even lower, it can cause heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and even clotting off of arteries to the gut, fingers, etc. ...Read more

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Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Depends on the cause: Low hemoglobin per se does not affect appetite but low hemoglobin is a symptom of many diseases and drugs. For example, chemotherapy causes loss of appetite and low hb. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

See details: It depends how low is low. Usually one will be transfused or the anemia otherwise corrected prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of having low hemoglobin and what is the treatment?

Treatments dpend upo: Low blood can be due to either a leak in your body or a decrease in production activity. Think of the blood as the amount of water in a bath tub. The level of blood will decrease as you open the drain and while the faucet is shut down.

For iron, low iron from frequent heavy cramps. Low B12 & folate (folic acid) due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?

What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?

Could be many things: She should be evaluated by her doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. There are a lot of things that can cause significant anemia- from just being malnourished, bleeding, other chronic conditions/inflammation, malignancy etc. Bring her to see a doctor. ...Read more

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At what level do people start feeling the effects of low hemoglobin? My wife is 5 months pregnant and hers is very low

At what level do people start feeling the effects of low hemoglobin? My wife is 5 months pregnant and hers is very low

It varies: Most pregnant women will be fine with a hemoglobin as low as 8, but I have seen asymptomatic women with it in the 5's. Because of an increase of blood volume in pregnancy low hemoglobins are better tolerated than usual. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

Blood loss vs iron: Kids who consume more than 24-30 oz of milk/day can experience tiny amounts of blood loss thru the intestine due to irritation caused by the cow milk protein on the gut wall. Smaller amounts or boiled milk, don't seem to cause this problem. Blood loss, paired with the kids avoidance of other iron containing foods leads to low hemoglobin production & anemia.Other causes are also possible. ...Read more

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What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

Thanks for asking!: Pregnant women with hemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl are generally considered anemic, though complications and symptoms from anemia during pregnancy do not usually occur until hemoglobin levels are well below 11.0 g/dl. ...Read more

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I have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are ok. Why?

Various: Iron deficiency is only one of many factors that can cause anemia (low level of hemoglobin/hematocrit). Deficiency in other nutrient like vit b12, folate, (folic acid) or anemia due to other chronic inflammation/disease, destruction of the red blood cells, drug induced, bone marrow failure, bleeding, other red blood cell disorders etc can cause anemia as well. See you doctor and have further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and RBC levels to be low?

What can cause my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and RBC levels to be low?

Many causes: Deficiency of iron, folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and chronic blood loss are common causes of anemia, but you need to be evaluated to determine the cause in your case. See this site for more info and consult your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more

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Blood test showed low hemoglobin A1c (4.4%) Everything else was normal. What could cause this?

Blood test showed low hemoglobin A1c (4.4%) Everything else was normal. What could cause this?

Nothing bad: Actually the low level does not mean much higher level could indicate that you average blood suger could be higher than normal and it depend how high it is
lower level could indicate normal or slightly lower blood sugar and most of the time it is normal
the test is design to check average blood sugar for the last 1-2 weeks and the sensitivity and the accuracy of the test is higher in high BS ...Read more

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Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?

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. ...Read more

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My father has low hemoglobin he has had 5 bags of blood and 1 bag of iron in the last three weeks after all this his level is now at 119 and falling?

My father has low hemoglobin he has had 5 bags of blood and 1 bag of iron in the last three weeks after all this his level is now at 119 and falling?

Anemia: It sounds as if your father is either not making enough red blood cells or they are being destroyed or lost. A complete workout should be done to determine if this is an error and blood cell production or if he is losing blood cells. ...Read more