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Can someone tell me how long will it take to raise my hemoglobin blood count (so as to get rid of anemia)?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to raise my hemoglobin blood count (so as to get rid of anemia)?

Dpends: A blood transfusion will raise it immediately. Taking iron pills can take several months depending on how anemic you started. If you are bleeding in the meantime it can take longer. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

This is a low Hgb...: Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including ( but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. ...Read more

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Normal range for hemoglobin and RBC blood count in males?

Normal range for hemoglobin and RBC blood count in males?

Hgb 13.5-17: RBCS 4.3 to 5.5. Make sure the lab is using the units that are the same as USA to compare the numbers ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Low hemoglobin and low white blood count. What does this indicate?

Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Ferritin level going up but red blood count& hemoglobin going lower, why?

Ferritin level going up but red blood count& hemoglobin going lower, why?

Need more info: Liver disease can result in high ferritin and low hb. Similarly inflammatory state my result in similar lab findings. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What to do if my husband has low blood count.. hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000..?

What to do if my husband has low blood count.. hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000..?

Not too low: 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, the counts are not too low. Hemoglobin is normal. WBC is slightly low but may be his normal. platelets are at the lower end of normal. ...Read more

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My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?

My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?

I think he's fine: There's no such thing as a perfect husband, but I don't see any problems with his blood picture. The total WBC count is actually at the low end of what I think is a reasonable reference range, and unless the neuts are very low or he's clearly sick clinically, I'd simply be thankful for good health. I trust he has other faults and that the two of you will be forbearing & love one another. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin count is 13.8 I'm a 28 yr old f. My blood count report says I'm hypochromic? Wat does that mean

My hemoglobin count is 13.8 I'm a 28 yr old f. My blood count report says I'm hypochromic? Wat does that mean

Probably nothing: If the MCHC is only slightly out of range, I'd ignore it. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. In the absence of anemia, abnormal indices seldom mean anything unless they are way-far off. At your age, a routine iron study may be in order. ...Read more