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I have anemia. I have been taking oral iron supplements. I still feel extremely tired. How do I know if I need iron shots? Hemoglobin level 6.6

I have anemia. I have been taking oral iron supplements. I still feel extremely tired. How do I know if I need iron shots? Hemoglobin level 6.6

A: A level of 6.6 is extremely low. The fact that you are extremely tired is worrisome. It sounds like you need a blood transfusion. I hope your anemia has been investigated, meaning a cause found. At this point I don't think iron injections are appropriate. A blood tranfusion first, then iron for three months with monitoring. This is my opinion. You should discuss all options with your doctor.
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I had severe hematoma in lt glut from a severe fall on stairs resulted in hemoglobin levels falling 6.3 n blood transfusion. No period n p test neg.

I had severe hematoma in lt glut from a severe fall on stairs resulted in hemoglobin levels falling 6.3 n blood transfusion. No period n p test neg.

6.3: My apologies but I don't quite understand your notice.
Surely if your blood level is down to 6.3 your doctor must work hard to get your blood level up.
You also need care regarding the severe fall on stairs.
Please let me know what is developing. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin, what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin, what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

That's fine: That hemoglobin is perfectly normal for a man. And reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more

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My daughter is 17 years old, and her hemoglobin level is 17.6. We are very worried about her. She is very healthy and very active. What should we d?

My daughter is 17 years old, and her hemoglobin level is 17.6. We are very worried about her. She is very healthy and very active. What should we d?

Follow Up: Follow up with the MD who ordered the test. A value of 17.6g/dl is unusually elevated for an adolescent female and requires further assessment. Hemoglobin maybe elevated in instances of poor oxygen supply, excessive production of a substance that help the body produce hemoglobin called erythropoeitin or excessive proliferation of the cells in the marrow that produce hemoglobin.
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Is it safe to get pregnant with a hemoglobin level of 10.6? I have thalassemia and lupus and want to get pregnant.

Is it safe to get pregnant with a hemoglobin level of 10.6? I have thalassemia and lupus and want to get pregnant.

It's a good start: For lupus, it's ideal to go without a flare for at least six months before conceiving. Before you start trying, it's worth seeing a maternal fetal medicine doctor who can look over your records and make sure you are on medicines that are ok in early pregnancy. It would also be good to test your partner to see if he's a thalassemia carrier. ...Read more

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Does having low hemoglobin (eg blood levels around 6-8) require the body to have a higher calorie intake? If so, why?

No: Anemia has many causes and each cause requires specific treatment. Some due to Iron or vitamin deficiency will require the specific vitamin or iron and treatment underlying cause ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

Of course you do: You are still seriously anemic. Be proactive. Insist on an explanation of how you got this sick and what wil be done to restore you to health. If you have a bleeding stomach ulcer, what will be done? If you have hemolysis, what is the cause? G6PD status? Were you malnourished? You deserve a full explanation. ...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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High hemoglobin level. Range is 5.8. Normal range is 4.0 to 6.0. How to drop my level to normal?

Erectile dysfunction: I see your main concern is erectile dysfunction at age 30. I am going to assume this is actually hemoglobin a1c levels; your blood hemoglobin is measured in different units. Your level is in the reference range and this rules out diabetes as the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Two causes that are often missed by physicians are prolactinoma ; hemochromatosis. Continue the workup, good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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My hemoglobin level is 11.4. Is that normal?

My hemoglobin level is 11.4. Is that normal?

No: 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, your hemoglobin is lower than normal, even for a female. If you are in your reproductive years, it may be due to menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron and multivitamins and see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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 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

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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 I increase my hemoglobin level in one month?

It all depends: On why it is low in the first place. ...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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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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What do you need to do if your hemoglobin level is a 9?

What do you need to do if your hemoglobin level is a 9?

Find the reason. ...: Your doctor could investigate the underlying cause of your anemia... At age 37, iron deficiency is more common. Subsequently, appropriate treatment could be offered. In case of iron deficiency, iron tablets or intravenous iron could be prescribed. Hgb is not low enough to transfuse. Would avoid transfusions if the underlying cause could be treated. ...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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What does it mean when your hemoglobin level drops in 2 weeks?

What does it mean when your hemoglobin level drops in 2 weeks?

Bleeding: If hb has dropped by one gram over two weeks, that means that you have lost about 300-500 ml of blood or more. It may be due to external bleeding e., g., menstrual bleed or internal, such as a bleeding peptic ulcer. If you have appreciable drop in hb over two weeks, see your doctor asap. ...Read more