Doctor insights on: Low hemoglobin after surgery
Absorption issue: After gastric bypass (not banding) your abiltiy to absorb b-12 and iron and you need to be on b-12 injections monthly and usually 2-3 years after bypass require IV iron infusions which may need ot be repeated as your iron sat% drops we usually monitor these patients regularly. In any case you nee dot have a complete work up for anemia to amke sure nothing else is going on. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can I do if my friends mom had to go into emergency surgery because of low hemoglobin. Will she be okay?
Slightly low hemoglobin and platelets following surgery that caused atelectasis. No history of anemia. Can atelectasis cause these results or no?
Why is it low.:
This is an impossible question to answer without more information.
How low is it,
how old are you,
has a physician figured out why it is low,
what is the surgery.
As you can see this is to complex an issue to any in a forum such as this
what you need to do is talk to the surgeon scheduled to do your procedure and come up with a plan.
Good luck. ...Read more
8 wks post-op gastric sleeve surgery. Down 70#'s Blood work came back w/low hematocrit, hemoglobin & mpv were low. Folate (folic acid) & B12 were norm What's wrong?
Post op anemia: Most likely is a reflection of some blood loos during the surgery, which is not unusual. It takes around 3 months for your blood levels to normalize. At this point it is very unlikely that your anemia is due to some sort of vitamin deficiency. I would not worry about. Just continue taking your vitamin supplements. And follow up labs in a few months. ...Read more
Bleed: Most likely post op bleedingGet a more detailed answer ›
12.4?: If you mean 12.4 then it is normal. 124 definitely would not be ...Read more
How many times a day should I take the iron pill? Hemoglobin is 11. Will be having surgery. Thanks
Can a surgery be done with 5 of hemoglobin? What alternatives are there to operate considering there are two tumors with hemmorraghe?
75 y old with heart muscle strength 35%.Dizziness for 1 month post surgery. He will receive 1 blood unit (hemoglobin 9-9.5).Will this affect the heart?
7 days after colon surgery (75 y old), hemoglobin 8.5 gm/dl (it was 11gm/dl).He has dizziness and delirium (stool is liquid bleed). What is the solution?
How much blood or hemoglobin shld I 've before fibroid myomecytomy surgery? Yesterday hb was 10. Am a 35 yr old female. In the past, hb was 6.5.
How low can you go?: With good surgical technique, and a healthy cardiovascular system, your surgeon can avoid transfusion even if you go into surgery with a low blood count. As long as you tolerate the blood loss with your surgery, a transfusion can be avoided. Continue your iron therapy. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When in for body lift surgery with a 14 hemoglobin 20 minutes after surgery hemoglobin was 8.2 eight days postop five hemoglobin permanent optic nerv?
What is your??: It is unclear what you are asking ...Read more
My hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?
Not likely: What kind of surgery did you have? If it was elective surgery, your doctor would have corrected your hemoglobin by iron administration. In an emergency surgery, they could have given you blood transfusion. ...Read more
Dr, if my hemoglobin is 11, do I still need blood transfusion for a myomectomy fibroid surgery -after surgery I mean? May you please help.
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
Is a hemoglobin level of 10.9 dangerous? My doctor said she would not clear me for weight loss surgery until I see a hematologist. Why?
It isn't dangerous in the sense that it's life threatening. Commonly in young women anemia is due to iron deficiency from blood loss from menstruation. It's very easy to diagnose and treat but there are many other causes for anemia as well. Because there is risk for blood loss during any surgery, it is best to have your levels in the normal range before going to surgery. Hope this helps ...Read more
Dr. Is it true that saving uterus during myomectomey surgery can't be granted even with 13 (hb-hemoglobin) and blood transfusion? Why is that gyn's?
Myomectomy: A myomectomy usually requires the doctor to open the uterus, which is a muscle, and remove 1 or more fibroids from the uterus. On rare instances the distortion to the uterus is so significant that it can't be repaired. This is a very rare event, and with proper preperation it can usually be avoided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers