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Is it normal for hemoglobin level to drop again 2 weeks after blood transfusion?

Is it normal for hemoglobin level to drop again 2 weeks after blood transfusion?

No: Why was blood transfusion given? The reason for the initial drop in hemoglobin may still be present. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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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

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A couple weeks ago my hemoglobin level was a 4.9. Is that really bad? I had to get 4 blood transfusions for it.

Hemoglobin: A level of 4.9 is extremely low and would usually cause significant symptoms. Hopefully the cause of your severe anemia has been addressed. ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

Of course you do: You are still seriously anemic. Be proactive. Insist on an explanation of how you got this sick and what wil be done to restore you to health. If you have a bleeding stomach ulcer, what will be done? If you have hemolysis, what is the cause? G6PD status? Were you malnourished? You deserve a full explanation. ...Read more

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Is blood transfusion really needed right away for a 86 years old patient with creatinine level of 3.6 and hemoglobin of 61?

Is blood transfusion really needed  right away for a 86 years old patient with creatinine level of 3.6 and  hemoglobin of 61?

Blood transfusion?: If the patient is hypotensive and has a rapid heart rate, a blood transfusion is mandatory. A hemoglobin (h) of 6.1 is about 30% that of a normal h of. Unless the patient is in hospice care, the patient, or the patient's family, should be offered the option of a blood transfusion to elevate the h to a level > than 10 gm/dl. ...Read more

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If i will be undergoing myomectomy surgery -fundal fibroids ( 3) , in my 30's, what is normal hb (hemoglobin)?Do i need blood transfusion ?

If i will be undergoing myomectomy surgery -fundal fibroids ( 3) , in my 30's, what is normal hb (hemoglobin)?Do i need blood transfusion ?

About 12-16 g/dL.: Normal hemoglobin for an adult female is between 12-16 g/dl (7.4-9.9 mmol/l). You might need blood, like 2 units for your surgery to replace any blood lost. If you are anemic, which might be the case in these circumstances, you might need more. At any rate, your doctor, to prepare you for surgery might talk to you about autologous transfusion, or donating blood to yourself. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had severe hematoma in lt glut from a severe fall on stairs resulted in hemoglobin levels falling 6.3 n blood transfusion. No period n p test neg.

I had severe hematoma in lt glut from a severe fall on stairs resulted in hemoglobin levels falling 6.3 n blood transfusion.  No period n p test neg.

6.3: My apologies but I don't quite understand your notice.
Surely if your blood level is down to 6.3 your doctor must work hard to get your blood level up.
You also need care regarding the severe fall on stairs.
Please let me know what is developing. ...Read more

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Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Usually menstruation: In otherwise healthy females with good / "normal" diets, it is usually from excessive menstrual blood loss. This can often be improved upon by a multivitamin with iron (prenatal vitamin with iron works well), dark leafy greens, and occasional red meat. May want to discuss with your gyn to see if needs controlled. ...Read more

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Sir my child hemoglobin is less than 10 , and his age is 20 days so, what you suggest about blood transfusion?

Sir my child hemoglobin is less than 10 , and his age is 20 days so, what you suggest about blood transfusion?

No: This is in the normal range for this age. Questions to ponder are: is the child's skin yellow? Is the child feeding well and otherwise appear healthy? Some will have a minor form of blood group mismatch with their moms blood resulting in decrease of the hemoglobin levels for some weeks after birth. ...Read more

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Does 10.3 hemoglobin need to be warded with blood transfusion?

Does 10.3 hemoglobin need to be warded with blood transfusion?

Not necessarily: There is more to needing a blood transfusion than just the HGB level. The cause of low HGB is most mportant as well as the rate of decline. More information would be needed to address your particular problem. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin e. Can I get blood transfusion if I need it?

I have hemoglobin e. Can I get blood transfusion if I need it?

Need more info: You don't state if you are a hemoglobin ee or e trait or a combination with beta thalassemia. Patients with these illnesses can have anemia, often severe. The treatment is blood transfusions and they will temporarily correct the anemia. ...Read more

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How can you treat persistent low hemoglobin counts following chemotherapy, other than blood transfusion?

Not many: Your heme-onc dr is an expert in this, and should have discussed (or tried) a gmcsf injection to stimulate your body's red blood cell production. But, many cancer pts do not respond to it--either due to the nature of the cancer or the treatment or both. If not amenable to induction of production, then will need transfusion every so many weeks. I see many pts who do this, and once used to it are ok. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is at 2 and I dont want a blood transfusion so my pcp recommended iron infusion. Will it help?

Blood transfusion: Blood transfusion is recommended for Hemoglobin less than 6g/dl except in exceptional circumstances. in your case Hemoglobin is 2 and this is an indication of blood transfusion. ...Read more

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86 y/o female hemoglobin ia 61, creatinine is 3.6, is blood transfusion needed right away?

Is Haemoglobin 6.1g?: If you have chronic kidney disease you usually can tolerate anemia (low hb) better than people with no kidney dz. This is because kidney produces erythropoietin, needed for red cell prodction in bone marrow .

In your case hb of 6.1 is concerning and you need few things, get worked up for anem., consult a nephrologist , probably 1-2 units-packed redcells transfusion, iron + or -, erythropoi.Suppl. +/-. ...Read more

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How long does my hemoglobin count go up after blood transfusion i was let out of hospital at 82 ?

How long does my hemoglobin count go up after blood transfusion i was let out of hospital at 82 ?

See below: The rise in hemoglobin due to transfusion is essentially complete a few minutes after transfusion. Your body, bone marrow, will make more blood as needed and depending on your health status, your hb level should rise to normal levels. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, i had a blood transfusion.

Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, i had a blood transfusion.

Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see that somebody is giving you vitamin B12 for whatever reason. Please forgive my frankness. If there is not a misunderstanding, please get with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Mom's hemoglobin is 7.5, and has no insurance. Hospital ER would not give blood transfusion because no insurance. Can not take iron d/t GI distress?

Try to get seen: The cause of her anemia needs to be found, even in the face of our dysfunctional health care system. A free clinic or medical school can look for the source of her blood loss -- if that's the cause -- and find out whether perhaps there is an ulcer or cancer that needs to be treated to save her life. It's a tough situation and i wish you both luck. ...Read more

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I am on Actermra for Scleritis and have 10 for my hemoglobin level, is that too low to do next infusion and when too low and need transfusion?

Hemoglobin level: Most centers will not transfuse a stable non bleeding patient with a hemoglobin over 7. Speak with your doctor if you are having symptoms due to anemia. I know Acterma can cause decreased platelets and WBC but I did not know it caused anemia too. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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At what hemoglobin level will I need a transfusion?

At what hemoglobin level will I need a transfusion?

No definite level: This is a complex question. We would need to know what is the patient's problem . If there is no immediate surgical issue, then transfusions are given if there are symptoms like chest pain. If there is blood loss during surgery, then indications are different. At our hospital, the medical staff has said there should be no transfusions unless the hemoglobin less than 8 gm/dl. ...Read more

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How long could it take for my hemoglobin level to return to its pre-surgical range if I receive a transfusion? If I didn't?

6-12 weeks: There are a number of variables here. First, how low was your hemoglobin when you started? Second, if you received a transfusion, what was your hemoglobin after? It takes about 90 days to cycle through your blood supply, so after 3 months, you should be back to your baseline. ...Read more

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At the age of 63 I am could't increase the hemoglobin level. Is it sign of blood cancer?

MD: Low hemoglobin could be due to 1. Lack of iron 2.Lack of vitamins- b12, Folic Acid 3. Decreased production by the bone marrow 4.Increased loss of blood(which you may not see).It is best to consult you md who would do some simple tests to find out the exact problem. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a maximum level of hemoglobin level allowed for donating blood?

Is there such thing as a maximum level of hemoglobin level allowed for donating blood?

Possibly : If your hemoglobin is too high, ie greater than 17 grams/dl, the blood bank may be concerned that the person may have a chronic myeloprolferative disease. This is rare however and can be easily ruled out. Other causes include copd, high altitudes, low oxygenation, testosterone therapy, etc. In those cases, giving blood is therapeutic. ...Read more

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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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I am going for second pregnancy opetation and my hemoglobin level is 8 grams. Should i go for operatio st 8 gms of blood?

8 gm is okay: Multiple studies have shown ill-effects of blood transfusion when not needed. The usual level at which transfusion is considered is 7 gm or lower. ...Read more