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Hemoglobin Levels Chart
12-15, 13-16: It varies based on the lab but a rough estimate for adults with no medical conditions is 12-15 g/dl for women and 13-16 g/dl for men. Medical conditions will change what are acceptable hemoglobin levels. Furthermore, a women having a hemoglobin of 11 doesn't mean she's anemic and needs a blood transfusion - there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more
Need more info: What is your hemoglobin level? If it is low it needs to be determined why it is low and the cause should be addressed. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more
Range of normal:
Normal hemoglobin ranges are different in men and women.
Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl
female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl. ...Read more
Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how high the hemoglobin levels are. However, high hemoglobin levels can make your blood thick and increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, or other events that may impair organ function. Mild elevation of hemoglobin can be due to dehydration, poor fluid intake, some medications. Definitely ask your physician because it really depends on the situation. ...Read more
Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, EPO level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more
Anemia symptoms: Individual tolerance for anemia is quite variable between individuals, largely in proportion to two things-- the time course for development of the anemia, and the overall health of the individual and their activity level. If you are mostly sedentary you may not notice this, but if you are suffering form heart disease and living at high altitude, it could feel very fatiguing. ...Read more
Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you don't 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
I'm worried because my level of hemoglobin is less than 10 what I have to do, what do you suggest?
Need more info:
It is not even clear if you a woman or a man. If you are a woman, excessive menstrual blood loss is a likely explanation. If you are a man loss of blood in the intestine needs to be excluded as the cause. Since these issues cannot be settled in this forum, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. See this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anemia/ds00321/dsection=causes. ...Read more
To carry more oxygen: Fetal hemoglobin hangs on to oxygen tighter that adult hemoglobin. Therefore more red blood cells are needed to cary the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to the tissues. The blood in utero is very saturated at a lower oxygen tension. The fetal hemoglobin is needed in utero and is slowly replaced by adult hemoglobin after birth. ...Read more
I just had cbc my my hemoglobin is 10.8, my rdw is 15.7, mcv76 and mch 24.0 are these comcerning levels?
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
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
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
Maybe/indirect?: Stress, by itself doesn't lead to low hemoglobin levels. Having said this, stress can do many things indirectly, like raise blood pressure, and possibly alter hormones that can have an indirect effect on the blood, and so change concentration of things like neutrophils, lymphocytes, as well as hemoglobin. ...Read more
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
Lab chemistry or CBC: In clinics, needle venous blood specimen is sent to the lab for direct detection of hemoglobin in blood cells by color intensity metric vs standard to obtain your red cell levels. Fingerstick methods, because of cost, time, other factors are also used worldwide using tiny capillary or cuvettes or chemical means; and seem as good as former in many studies. Indirectly, CBC provides Hgb via indices ...Read more
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
Yes: There are walk in labs that will do this for you. ...Read more
It all depends: On why it is low in the first place. ...Read more
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