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What can be done to raise hemoglobin when anemic?

What can be done to raise hemoglobin when anemic?

Depends on the cause: For iron deficiency - try otc ferrous sulfate. Foods high in iron are also useful as is "blackstrap molasses". Vit c can also help you absorb nutrients. Lack of vit B12 and folate (folic acid) can also cause anemia and meds are available. Anemia can be congenital (like sickle cell and thalessemia) which don't respond as well to diet. Of course transfusion ; bone marrow stimulation/transplant in severe cases. ...Read more

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How would I determine what results are provided when a hemoglobin blood test is done?

How would I determine what results are provided when a hemoglobin blood test is done?

The Hb level: It depends what is ordered - if just a hb is ordered - that is all that will be done; if a CBC is ordered white cell count and platelets may also be done. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin levels were low what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin levels were low what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

Anemia: Anemia can be due to several different things. Usually it is associated with iron deficiency, bleeding or b12/folate (folic acid) deficiency. You will most likely be placed on iron supplements and folate (folic acid). These usually help. ...Read more

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Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Variant hemoglobins: These tests are done to detect variants of hemoglobin as some of the variants, such as hemoglobin s, cause medical problems. Some states require all pregnant women be tested for hemoglobin variations as part of the antenatal care. ...Read more

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I am in the hospital for my BP and blood. My hemoglobin is a 6. I have been gotten 2 pints of blood. What should else be done?

I am in the hospital for my BP and blood. My hemoglobin is a 6. I have been gotten 2 pints of blood. What should else be done?

To find the cause: To find the cause & treat, why you lost the blood to have dangerously low level hb of 6., your doctor must have told you. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pregnancy/delivery of a child. If iron deficiency is found to be the cause of anemia, iron supplementation should correct the problem. ...Read more

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Hi I recently had lab work done & my rbc is 3.25, my hemoglobin is 9.5 and my hematocrit is 30.1. My A1c is also 4.0, iron normal what could this mean

Hi I recently had lab work done & my rbc is 3.25, my hemoglobin is 9.5 and my hematocrit is 30.1. My A1c is also 4.0, iron normal what could this mean

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, You are anemic and that requires investigation. What do you mean by normal iron. In menstruating women iron deficiency is the commonest cause of anemia. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause of anemia and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Needs more tests: I would follow up with your doctor today. Your son needs more tests. This could be something very serious. You may need a blood doctor to help determine the cause and treatment of the low hemoglobin. Please call your pediatrician today. They can help you find the right doctors. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son had bun, bun/creatinine ratio and hemoglobin done. His hemoglobin was 10.8, bun 17, and creatinine 40. What does this mean? Concerning?

My 2 yr old son had bun, bun/creatinine ratio and hemoglobin done. His hemoglobin was 10.8, bun 17, and creatinine 40. What does this mean? Concerning?

Ok, with explanation: I suspect the creatinine was 0.40, not 40. Unless the units are different. Either way, the BUN and creatinine are fine in this case, and what you'd expect. The ratio, bun/cr is going to be huge since the creatinine is expected to be low. Don't worry about that. The hemoglobin is a little low, but not hugely low. Talk with your doc about iron rich foods and a recheck in a few months. ...Read more

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Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Normal: 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, Serum folate (folic acid) level of 20.1 is perfectly normal and is not a cause for any concern. ...Read more

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I had urinalysis done twice. 1st one said mod RBC and hemoglobin and bacteria present. 2nd time small amt of same things. No symptoms. Concern?

I had urinalysis done twice. 1st one said mod RBC and hemoglobin and bacteria present. 2nd time small amt of same things. No symptoms. Concern?

Not if Clean Catch: Unless these are catheterized specimens, you can't say much. If they are then:
if you are not experiencing any urinary symptoms and are not pregnant, there is no indication to treat you. A culture could be done.
If you are having problems, then the findings should be considered real and a urine culture obtained and you should be started on antibiotics.
If two cath specimens show blood, see a uro. ...Read more

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Hi my husband has last stage COPD recently had a blood gas test done his hemoglobin is high also his carboxhemoglobin is at 6 is this vary bad.

Hi my husband has last stage COPD recently had a blood gas test done his hemoglobin is high also his carboxhemoglobin is at 6 is this vary bad.

Typical for a smoker: If your husband is still smoking then, this is to be expected. The high hemoglobin is also due to his history of smoking and his copd. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I just had blood work done I have high hemoglobin, white cells, ferritin levels recent weight gain. Tris and LDL are high never had that beforr?

I just had blood work done I have high hemoglobin, white cells, ferritin levels recent weight gain. Tris and LDL are high never had that beforr?

Many issues: What you have described likely includes many issues, which may range from dehydration, hypoxia from obesity and metabolic changes due to weight gain. It would be prudent to seek care from a primary care provider who can coordinate with specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Son has had mesenteric adenitis for 8 weeks now as well as back pain and low hemoglobin. What may be the cause and what tests should he have done?

Son has had mesenteric adenitis for 8 weeks now as well as back pain and low hemoglobin. What may be the cause and what tests should he have done?

See a pediatrician: Mesenteric adenitis (inflammation of lymph-nodes of the intestine), can be mistaken for appendicitis. I'll bet a ct was done. Viral and other self-limited GI track infections cause it. But significant underlying conditions and serious infections, although much more rare, can cause this also. 8 weeks is getting a bit too long, especially with other symptoms, to ignore. Go see you doctor again. ...Read more

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Blood work done 5 years ago, my reticulyte count was at 0.6 on a scale of 0.5-1.5. Everything else was normal including LDH, rbc, hemoglobin and haptoglobin. I have been told I have gilberts bc my indirect bilirubin is elevated when fasting. Normal?

Blood work done 5 years ago, my reticulyte count was at 0.6 on a scale of 0.5-1.5. Everything else was normal including LDH, rbc, hemoglobin and haptoglobin. I have been told I have gilberts bc my indirect bilirubin is elevated when fasting. Normal?

Sounds like Gilbert: It is very common and a non-problem. Gilbert folks who fast for a day or two get a little deeper jaundice that you can see looking at the whites of the eyes in direct sunlight. Stop worrying m, think about trying this and best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been sick and had tests done and showed +2 hemoglobin in urine. I was expecting my period may 1, just late or pregnant?

I've been sick and had tests done and showed +2 hemoglobin in urine. I was expecting my period may 1, just late or pregnant?

See below: If you did not have sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you did have sex you may do pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter got a routine CBC done and found that her hemoglobin levels were high. 15.5mg/dl. Anything to worry about? She is a known asthma

My 6 yr old daughter got a routine CBC done and found that her hemoglobin levels were high. 15.5mg/dl. Anything to worry about? She is a known asthma

Repeat again: First is to repeat again. Dehydration commonly can give you a high number. Also will depend on how significant her asthma is. If she has severe asthma and has frequent severe attacks with multiple visits to er /admission- then perhaps oxygen deprivation related to the asthma attacks trigger her body to make more red blood cells to compensate with her low oxygen level -that can increase hb level. ...Read more

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39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?

39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?

Other causes: There are other causes for anemia, and you should return to your doctor to discuss this. You will need more testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when I donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

Do I need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when I donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

The: The tests very well could have come back low due to you donating blood. A good idea would be to take iron or a daily multi-vitamin for 3 months then repeat the anemia panel. If you still have anemia your doctor can do a simple test of your stool to check for the presence of blood. If it is positive then you should have another colonoscopy.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My mom has iron deficiency anemia. What can be done to raise her hemoglobin? She had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. They came back fine.

My mom has iron deficiency anemia. What can be done to raise her hemoglobin? She had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. They came back fine.

More: I tend to check ct scan and capsule endoscopy to rule out any problem with the small intestine. Also you should check the upper endoscopy to make sure it did not show celiac disease. Some blood work is needed for the same reason as well. She should be on oral iron which will gradually raise hemoglobin. If not responding, she can be considered for intravenous iron. Yet, find the cause of it. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

My hemoglobin is 9 is that low?

Yes: Your pattern of blood counts is important. Is this a new finding? Do you have blood in stools or urine or nosebleeds? Have you been on any medications that may have caused your blood counts to fall or have you had any yellowness in your eyes? Are you dizzy or lightheaded? Please see your doctor and establish what is going on or go to an Emergency Room and have them verify your blood count. ...Read more

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Is hemoglobin 9 very low average?

Is hemoglobin 9 very low average?

Yes: Hemoglobin of 9.0 is considered moderately severe anemia. Further evaluation is needed. ...Read more