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How can you treat persistent low hemoglobin counts following chemotherapy, other than blood transfusion?

How can you treat persistent low hemoglobin counts following chemotherapy, other than blood transfusion?

Not many: Your heme-onc dr is an expert in this, and should have discussed (or tried) a gmcsf injection to stimulate your body's red blood cell production. But, many cancer pts do not respond to it--either due to the nature of the cancer or the treatment or both. If not amenable to induction of production, then will need transfusion every so many weeks. I see many pts who do this, and once used to it are ok. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Aside of injection what is the food that can help to increase hemoglobin because sometimes i miss to inject after dialysis.

Aside of injection what is the food that can help to increase hemoglobin because sometimes i miss to inject after dialysis.

Anemia: Anemia in kidney failure is due to lack of erythropoeitin, which is injected with each HD session. It can be taken subcutaneously once a week. Ask about that possibility. Iron deficiency contributes to anemia. Foods rich in iron may help but typically dialysis patients require iron supplements. There is no natural stimulant or replacement of erythropoetin. ...Read more

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What to do if i know radiation and chemotherapy are mainly for cancer but what is dialysis for?

Kidney failure: Dialysis replaces the function of the kidneys to filter byproducts out of your blood to create urine and avoid buildup of impurities in the blood. ...Read more

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It cannot be cure in blood tranfusion only if i dont want a dialysis what other option that i can do?to creatinine 8.5 and hemoglobin 8.5 male 32 yrs

It cannot be cure in blood tranfusion only if i dont want a dialysis what other option that i can do?to creatinine 8.5 and hemoglobin 8.5 male 32 yrs

Hi creatinine low Hb: Your kidney impaitment is advanced. Uremic toxins are abundant in your blood and tissues. Your body cannot resist. Anemia is profound. EPO injections can build hemoglobin, but not reverse uremia. Please proceed and plan for dialysis, then kidney transplant. You can be greatly helped. ...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 dont 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 does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog.Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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I have low hemoglobin. Can i exercise?

I have low hemoglobin. Can i exercise?

It depends: Other health conditions may force you to limit your activity. Depending on the level of hemoglobin, you may be very tired doing the things you normally do. Please ask your doctor about advice regarding exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more