Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Much Himoglobin In 23 Year Old Lady

Share
1

1
What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?

What could cause low MCV and high RDW but normal MCH, hemoglobin, and hematocrit for over a year?

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

2

2
How much himoglobin in 23 year old lady?

How much himoglobin in 23 year old lady?

Normal = >11.5 to 15: But if menstruating - depending on when blood drawn - can dip below 11 - as long as not actively bleeding - should return to normal with regular dietary intake - occasionally will need extra iron - especially if other issues - such as fibroids ... ...Read more

3

3
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.

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

4

4
I am A 33 year old woman. Dr recently told me my hemoglobin was 16.9. I smoke is this the reason for it?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Low ferritin is not nearly as worrisome as high ferritin. ...Read more

9

9
68 year old female with extreme fatigue. Ferritin is 16, hemoglobin is 13. Not a vegetarian. What could be cause?

 68 year old female with extreme fatigue. Ferritin is 16, hemoglobin is 13.  Not a vegetarian. What could be cause?

Thyroid, adrenals: You need to have a health and wellness dr to evaluate you. Could be hypothyroid, adrenal dysfunction, or secondary to menopause. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
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?

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?

More info needed: You must have a talk with your physician to find out why you have low hemoglobin---excess menstrual bleeding? Blood in bowel movements? Nosebleeds? Well-rounded diet? Medications? Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer