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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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At the age of 63 I am could't increase the hemoglobin level. Is it sign of blood cancer?

At the age of 63 I am could't increase the hemoglobin level. Is it sign of blood cancer?

MD: Low hemoglobin could be due to 1. Lack of iron 2.Lack of vitamins- b12, Folic Acid 3. Decreased production by the bone marrow 4.Increased loss of blood (which you may not see).It is best to consult you md who would do some simple tests to find out the exact problem. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Hello! My 13yr old son's hemoglobin level is 5.9 as of today's doctor appt. He is 5'9" tall about 262lbs. What foods will help lower the hemoglogin? And what foods are making his hemoglobin higher? I don't want my son to have Diabetes so any info you can

Hello! My 13yr old son's hemoglobin level is 5.9 as of today's doctor appt. He is 5'9" tall about 262lbs. What foods will help lower the hemoglogin? And what foods are making his hemoglobin higher? I don't want my son to have Diabetes so any info you can

GLUTEN FREE DIET: He fits Criteria for obesity. I would also suggest if he is fatigued and sleepy during the day, to obtain a sleep study. Especially if collar size greater than 18. I would suggest a gluten free diet with gradual transition. To paleo diet. Making sure to rotate his food daily. Also full blood work update with thyroid studies and testosterone levels should be obtained. Also increase activity ...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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Is a 98 hemoglobin level considered normal?

Is a 98 hemoglobin level considered normal?

Need units: If the result is 98gm/l, it is low.
The normal ranges are:
male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl
female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl
see this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003645.htm. ...Read more

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What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

None: There is no food I know which specifically lowers your hemoglobin level. Deficiency of iron and certain vitamins can lead to anemia but then you will end up with even more problems from the deficiencies. ...Read more

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What happens when hemoglobin level drops too low?

You die: Miserably. Forgive my frankness. Think about being so short of breath that walking across a room feels like a fat person trying to run a marathon. Plus, every anemia is a warning of hidden disease, very often treatable. Please get managed by a scientific practitioner. ...Read more

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Is it true that hemoglobin level of 51 very high?

What units?: Is it haemoglobin level of 51gm per 100 ml? That would not be compatible with life. If it is 51 gm per litter, then it is low and the person is anaemic. ...Read more

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How can the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

How can the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

Depends: Depends on the reason that it is low. About the only thing that you can do on your own is dietary. If you have anemia because of low iron or vitamin deficiency, then improving your diet may help. ...Read more

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What are some foods that can increase my hemoglobin level?

What are some foods that can increase my hemoglobin level?

Depends: Is your hb low or do you want to have it higher than normal? If it is low, first step is to determine the cause and treat the cause. If you are deficient in iron, a common cause of anemia, spinach, crude sugar, and red meats will provide iron. ...Read more

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Can I use cheese for hemoglobin level?

Can I use cheese for hemoglobin level?

Not that iron rich: Try OTC iron supplements, red meats, liver, veggies like spinach, broccoli and Brussel sprouts. ...Read more

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Should I postpone the surgery if my hemoglobin level is low?

Should I postpone the surgery if my hemoglobin level is low?

Why is it low.: This is an impossible question to answer without more information.
How low is it,
how old are you,
has a physician figured out why it is low,
what is the surgery.
As you can see this is to complex an issue to any in a forum such as this
what you need to do is talk to the surgeon scheduled to do your procedure and come up with a plan.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is an 8.2 L. Do I need to go to ER?

My hemoglobin level is an 8.2 L. Do I need to go to ER?

ER or LMD: Bloods must have been drawn for a reason. Not only should the Hgb be corrected but the source of possible bleeding be identified at age 35. When Hgb drops to 10 corrective measures should be taken with Fe or Procrit (epoetin alfa). When in the 8 gm. Range transfusions should be considered. LMD should proceed with work up. If Hgb much lower than one goes to ER for transfusion. ...Read more

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Do I need to have blood drawn to measure my hemoglobin level?

Do I need to have blood drawn to measure my hemoglobin level?

Blood rqd for test: Although some doctors feel they can estimate your hemaglobin level with clues from a physical; eyelid, palm lines, gum pallor, etc. The only way to get an accurate hemaglobin level is to get a sample. Whether this is from a draw (which gives the best sample) or a finger stick (like a glucose test) you need blood to tell what's in it. ...Read more

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I am anemic and have a hemoglobin level of 88 g/l. How serious is this?

Did you mean 8·8?: Normal hemoglobin is about 15 (+/- few) so around 8 is indeed very low. You need the cause of this anemia investigated and properly treated. In the meantime you may need blood transfusion ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

No: Other way around. Certain forms of anemia, those associated with hemolysis (rbc destruction), can result in an elevated bilirubin level producing jaundice. ...Read more

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Is it normal for hemoglobin level to drop again 2 weeks after blood transfusion?

No: Why was blood transfusion given? The reason for the initial drop in hemoglobin may still be present. ...Read more

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I am a 28 years old female and I weigh 92 lbs. If my hemoglobin level is 12.75. Can I still have anemia?

Not anemia: I think your hemoglobin is fine. I see you are tired and short of breath. You will need to look for another explanation. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Anemia: Microcytic anemia (low mcv) with a high RDW (cells very a lot in size) is most likely associated with anemia from loss of red blood cells. The increased RDW is likely from reticulocytes or new rbc that the body is producing. A full of valuation for this should be done. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Variety of things.: This is not enough info to be sure, but looks like you have a mild iron deficiency anemia. This is understandable in a menstruating female. Could also be a more complex anemia with underlying thalassemia. Would need to see iron and ferritin and old blood counts to be sure. ...Read more

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I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 6 month pregnant. I did hemoglobin test and my hemoglobin level is 10.5 and indicate abnormal result. What is that? Can you explain it.

I am 6 month pregnant. I did hemoglobin test and my hemoglobin level is 10.5 and indicate abnormal result. What is that? Can you explain it.

Anemia of Pregnancy: Because your body increases its blood volume during pregnancy, the amount of blood cells can often be diluted and women can become anemic. You can start an iron supplement like ferrous sulfate 325mg taken once daily or twice daily to increase your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin level during hemorrhagic shock? What level is dangerous? I had the lowest hemoglobin 7.6 in hospital, should I be afraid I got shock?

What is hemoglobin level during hemorrhagic shock? What level is dangerous? I had the lowest hemoglobin 7.6 in hospital, should I be afraid I got shock?

Shock vs anemia: Hemorrhagic shock results from acute bleeding. In hemorrhagic shock, the hemoglobin is often near normal as you are losing plasma and red cells at the same rate. By contrast, your anemia of 7.6 being relatively stable isn't going to turn suddenly into shock. Your physician needs to find the cause and treat it -- hopefully without your needing to be transfused. ...Read more

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My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8. what treatment should be given for her?

My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8. what treatment should be given for her?

Find the cause: Hopefully a cause can be found and the anemia treated without transfusion being necessary. If she's short of breath from her anemia, she may need a transfusion to keep her safe. But she must insist that a cause be found. ...Read more

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What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of very low hemoglobin level?

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