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Hi, I see a Hemoglobin level of 7.5 and Iron Level of 40 mg/dl as per clinical tests. what is the impact, can it be cured with tablets. Female : 25 y?

Hi, I see a Hemoglobin level of 7.5 and Iron Level of 40 mg/dl as per clinical tests. what is the impact, can it be cured with tablets. Female : 25 y?

Depends: firstly the etiology of the anemia has to be identified. If it is due to heavy menstrual flow, gynecological evaluation and Iron supplements are usually indicated. Any other cause must be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will i be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will i be okay?

Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pregnancy/delivery of a child. If iron deficiency is found to be the cause of anemia, iron supplementation should correct the problem. ...Read more

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Got high level of hb & doctor advised me to repeat the fbc test in april2014 again.Now i got 17.6% hemoglobin level wht food u recommend, names plz?

Got high level of hb & doctor advised me to repeat the fbc test in april2014 again.Now i got 17.6% hemoglobin level wht food u recommend, names plz?

A little high: Forget diet as an approach. I am going to assume that you are not taking unknown "health" drinks at the gym -- these may be steroid-laced. Trust you weren't dried out from heavy sweating when CBC done, or mountain-dweller. You'll need to be evaluated for a possible right-to-left cardiac shunt, sleep apnea (would hate to miss that) or some other lung problem, a high-affinity hemoglobin. ...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 6 month pregnant.I did hemoglobin test and my hemoglobin level is 10.5 and indicate abnormal result. What is that? Can you explain it.

I am 6 month pregnant.I did hemoglobin test and my hemoglobin level is 10.5 and indicate abnormal result. What is that? Can you explain it.

Anemia of Pregnancy: Because your body increases its blood volume during pregnancy, the amount of blood cells can often be diluted and women can become anemic. You can start an iron supplement like ferrous sulfate 325mg taken once daily or twice daily to increase your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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If my hemoglobin level is 11 am I considered anemic or not?I often feel dizzy especially in the night and very tired all blood test were okay.

If my hemoglobin level is 11 am I considered anemic or not?I often feel dizzy especially in the night and very tired all blood test were okay.

Possibly: Although a hemoglobin level of 11 is less than the ideal of 12, it isn't exceptionally low . Keep in mind, if you are somewhat dehydrated during the time of the blood draw, your hemoglobin level will be reported as artificially high. More specific blood tests can be performed to confirm if anemia is the true cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?

Can i purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?

Maybe: There are simple screening liquids that blood centers use to screen for eligibility for donation. If your crit is high enough then the drop of blood sinks. Don't know if you can get a hold of that liquid. ...Read more

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What is best natural way to raise your hemoglobin level quickly?

What is best natural way to raise your hemoglobin level quickly?

Find the cause: Please forgive me. If you are anemic, you need to find the reason. It may be something as simple as heavy periods or ill-advised vegetarianism without supplementing. Or it may warn of an ulcer or cancer. As a lab specialist, the foremost principle is "Don't treat the lab value." If you are involved in "natural healing", get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. ...Read more

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What causes a low hemoglobin level?

What causes a low hemoglobin level?

Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool), red blood cell instability (hemoglobinopathies), destruction (hemolysis), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (iron deficiency, for example), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). Rarer causes include cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many.Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc.Depends on your cbc. ...Read more

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What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

Blood loss: When Hgb drops below 10 gm one has to be suspicious of blood loss but can be corrected by meds such as ProCrit (epoetin alfa). When Hgb is in the 8 gm. range transfusion necessary to bring to over 12. At 6.4 transfusion and work up for blood loss required. Can be vaginal from uterine lesion, GI from ulcer or tumor but this must be defined and corrected. Depending on symptoms appropriate physician needed. ...Read more