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Why would my counts drop from normal to (RBC: 2.1, HCT: 19, HGB: 6.5) after a 8% (400 ml) loss in spinal fusion. No internal bleeding. Required 1 unit?
Hgb 6.6 two days after delivery. Did not produce milk and had ppd. Could have these been prevented with a blood transfusion while in the hospital?
Unclear.: A healthy woman, given iron should correct even a severe anemia in a few weeks if given iron. The decision to transfuse would be more related to the severity of the anemia symptoms. I cannot see how the anemia would be related to milk production. Re ppd, anemia could cause such fatigue that it might be hard to take care of the newborn, and that might contribute to ppd. ...Read more
My Iron is 20.5, my hgb Is 6.3, been taking iron 365mg. A day for more then 10 months with no changes. What should be my next steps?
You are extremely anemic.. It seems that you are not absorbing
Oral iron. The best is to see a hematologist for evaluation. Are you bleeding? You also will need a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
No: This would be considered a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. ...Read more
Normal finding: HGB stands for hemoglobin which is a measure of your blood. Normal values for males are between 13.5-17.5. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This could simply be a result of mild dehydration with hemoconcentration, or it could indicate the presence of what may be called an "active bone marrow". The cause for this must be determined in combination with a detailed history, physical exam and assessment by a knowledgeable and thoughtful doctor. Good luck, hope you stay well. ...Read more
2-3mg/kg/day: 2-3 mg/kg/day. This means multiply 2-3 times your weight in kilograms. This is you total daily dose. Take this dose and split it up into 2-4 doses daily. Here's an example: say you wanted to use the smallest dose and you weighed 90kg. 90kg x 2mg/kg = 180mg total daily dose. Then split the 180mg/day into two daily doses of 90mg each. Caution: iron supplements can be very constipating ...Read more
My ferritin is 9.2, hgb 11.6? And hct 35.4%...Is this low enough to be classed as iron deficient anaemia?
Should I keep training for a full marathon with the following lab results: hgb 13.6, hct 40.1, MCV 78, MCH 26. Feeling weak in the mornings.
Shortness of breath especially when standing can last the whole day. Urine Amber pH 6.0. Hgb 15.6 HCT 52%. I usually sweat alot my weight is 60kg?
Short of breath: You should see your doctor who will run a number of tests to find out the reason ...Read more
Is iv iron indicated? Heavy, long periods of bleeding. Iron sat 4%, uibc 421, tibc 440, fe 19, hct 28.3%, hgb 8.6. Low Mchc, mch. Very symptomatic. Help
Appropriate: Treatment with IV iron is appropriate, however, you need to consult a doctor to get that. In the mean time you should take oral iron supplement with multivitamins and that may over a year or so restore your iron status. ...Read more
I have anemia from 2 weeks. Hemoglobin HGB is 6.9 g/dl. I'm taking some vitamines (C, B1, B6, B12) but I don't want to be a fat lady. What can I do or take?
Was taking iron 3X/wk for low HGB 10.8 and HCT 33.6 - now, HGB 11.6 HCT 35.4, but Ferritin 8 Iron 67 Iron Sat. 18% TIBC 381 - doctor reduced iron suppl. To 1/wk. Am concerned abt Ferritin level. Do I need more iron suppl.?
You need to take iron to build up your reserves. Taking more often will be okay, however, you should talk to your doctor as s/he knows more about your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is there any connection to consistently low platelets- last lab was 119, 000 and slightly low hgb? (11.6)
Lupus blood work f/u normal except what does high RDW (16) and low mchc 30.5 & low hgb 10.6, low hct 34.8 mean?
What clinical problem does WBC 1.6 indicate? Other lab is hgb 11.6 hct 33 lymph 65 MCH 33 serum osmolarity 274
Leukopenia: White blood count is very low- consult a hematologist: multiple factors and causes. ...Read more
Hgb 9.6 hct 30.1mcv 70 RDW 23.4 tibc 410 iron serum 22, % sat trans 5 ferritin 24 on 4th iron infus no gi/vag bleeding abnormal pap pos HPV tiredhelp?
Other cause?: While your HGB is low, a level of 9.6 by itself should not cause tiredness. You are under treatment for iron deficiency, which appears appropriate. However, there may be a different cause for tiredness and you should discuss the matter with your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination and investigation. ...Read more
Should I worry? This is from last year. WBC 4.0 Neutrophils 29 Lymphocytes 65 Chloride 110 HGB A1C 6.1 LDL 136 Vit D 25 OH 21.3
My lab numbers are: wbc:4.9, rbc:3.88, hgb:11.6, hct:34.5, neutrophils:79.7, lymphocytes:13.0, absolute lymphocytes:0.6. S this anything to worry about?
I have anemia symptoms (pale eyelids, heavy bleeding, weakness) but CBC showed rbc 4.14 hct 38.2 hgb 12.6 plt 331. Am I anemic?
Could slow onset autoimmune hemolytic anemia potentially go undisguised for a long time? Over a year of FUO, fatigue, pale, low normal labs, coombs +, warm antibodies. Transfusion needed after 400 ml loss in surgery. (hgb was 6, Hct 19%) no answers.
No answers: Is sometimes the case with FUO, the longer it stays the less likely an answer is found. It is mainly due to infections, auto-immune disorders or malignancy, but for one year any of those would have been discovered. You don't seem to have auto-immune hemolytic anemia though, at any rate I trust that your treating doctors explored all the possibilities to reach a diagnosis, trust them, the Dx is FUO ...Read more
Very fatigued for about a month. Labs WBC 3.5, RBC 4.15, RDW 14.6, PLT 136, hgb 12.6, hct 12.6, MCV 90, mchc 33.6, B12 824, d 33. Genetic testing = poor converter of folic acid. Could I be anemic?
Pretty healthy, my blood work came back with some abnormal #'s. Wbc 2.8, RBC 5.26, hgb 15.6, platelet 139, bun 4, potassium 3.5. Any insight pls?
Transfusion trigger: The risks and benefits of blood transfusion need to be carefully weighed at the values you provide. Although the blood supply is very safe, transfusion is far from risk-free, so looking carefully at factors like the cause of anemia, overall health and symptoms of the patient can guide whether to take that added risk of transfusion. We know that otherwise healthy people can readily tolerate low hgb ...Read more
My immature granulocyes percent is. 7 my mran corpuscular hgb is 32.6 rdw standard deviation is 48.3 imm granulocyte absolute count is. 06?
How do you feel?: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If this is all that is off, I would simply be thankful for good health. ...Read more