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Is checking hemoglobin level without a blood test or any machine possible? If yes, how? I would like to have an answer today or at least by tomorrow.

Is checking hemoglobin level without a blood test or any machine possible? If yes, how? I would like to have an answer today or at least by tomorrow.

Not reliably: If someone is claiming to do this without any apparatus, or by a psychic pendulum or "applied kinesioogy" or something that looks hokey, be skeptical and consider making a report to the local prosecutor. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin sc?

What is hemoglobin sc?

Two variants: Hemoglobin sc is present in people who have two variants of the beta chain of hemoglobin. One gene has sickle cell variant and the other gene has hemoglobin c variant. There disease is more sever than hb s trait, but less severe than hb s disease. ...Read more

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What color is hemoglobin?

What color is hemoglobin?

Red: Hemoglobin is the iron-containing material in our red blood cells, and is red in color. ...Read more

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How to measure hemoglobin?

How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine .By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...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 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Is 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Age dependent: Usually a hemoglobin of <12 is too low to donate blood -- so would be considered low. However, it is usually balanced with the hematocrit and also based on other findings. However, i would consider this to be too low for a 40 year old woman. ...Read more

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What are normal hemoglobin levels?

What are normal hemoglobin levels?

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

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What is the purpose of hemoglobin?

What is the purpose of hemoglobin?

Oxygen: Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and removes carbon dioxide from the tissues and brings it to the lungs to be exhaled. ...Read more

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What happens if you have low hemoglobin?

What happens if you have low hemoglobin?

How low and why?: It depends on the level of hemoglobin and the cause of anemia. Hemoglobin levels to about 7 gm% do not cause symptoms if the level falls slowly. Lower than that may cause weakness and shortness of breath. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin is 6.1 & t.L.C. Is 4500, what to do?

Hemoglobin is 6.1 & t.L.C. Is 4500, what to do?

Get a workup: You are seriously sick and need to get with a competent physician in your own community if you value your life. If you do not have access to health care, phone the nearest medical school now -- at these places, there's likely to be a clinic for those who may be like you. ...Read more

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For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 wat is d causes for it?

For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 wat is d causes for it?

Severe Anemia: 51 y/o male asks For men if hemoglobin is 5.4 what are the causes for it. That is Severe Anemia Normal hemoglobin range for men usually 12.1 to 15.9. So one is losing blood from somewhere in the body &/or not making enough blood somehow. This is a significant issue which should be brought to the Urgent attention of ones PCP, Gastroenterologist and/or Hematologist for some form of intervention. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin: Anemia may be caused by blood loss perhaps through GI bleeding or decreased blood production in bone marrow. Fatigue and shortness of breath are most common dymptoms. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 8.3. What effects should I expect from this level?

My hemoglobin is 8.3. What effects should I expect from this level?

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