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How Much Himoglobin In 23 Year Old Lady
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV above 70, I'd forget the whole thing. My RDW is always high from donating blood. There are some variants of thalassemia minor that will produce this and puzzle people over a lifetime, though MCH is usually lowish. ...Read more
My hemoglobin has always been in the low 12 s. It now fell into the 11s. Should I be concerned? I am a 45 year old female.
Anemia: Anemia is a broad term for low hemoglobin caused by many different things. Common things are common as we say. For a woman who is still having her menses, it's not unusual to be mildly anemic. Make sure your diet has enough iron. If you or your doctor doesn't suspect iron deficiency, then it will require workup for other things. Good luck! ...Read more
I am A 33 year old woman. Dr recently told me my hemoglobin was 16.9. I smoke is this the reason for it?
It can be..: Smokers do not get as much Oxygen in their blood as nonsmokers (hypoxia) because of the pollution that interferes with their lungs' functions. To compensate, their body makes more oxygen carriers: hemoglobin & red blood cells. This of course assuming you have no primary bone marrow or liver disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 37 year old female and my ferritin level is >8 and my hemoglobin had dropped from 16.3 to 12.7 in 3 months. Should i be concerned?
No: 16.3 is quite high and 12.7 is perfectly normal for a female. ...Read more
What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?
Could be many things: She should be evaluated by her doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. There are a lot of things that can cause significant anemia- from just being malnourished, bleeding, other chronic conditions/inflammation, malignancy etc. Bring her to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is 15.5 a high hemoglobin level? Or is it normal for a 33 year old female? Some labs that number is in normal range. Some labs it is out of range.
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl ...Read more
Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia
68 year old female with extreme fatigue. Ferritin is 16, hemoglobin is 13. Not a vegetarian. What could be cause?
Im a 22 year old female and i already had a blood transfusion because of my very low hemoglobin... What should I do to keep my hemoglobin level up?
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