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Low Hemoglobin Causes In Men
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
Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read more
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Low blood can be due to either a leak in your body or a decrease in production activity. Think of the blood as the amount of water in a bath tub. The level of blood will decrease as you open the drain and while the faucet is shut down.
For iron, low iron from frequent heavy cramps. Low B12 & folate (folic acid) due to poor nutrition. Go see your family doc regarding your concerns. ...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?
My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?
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 more
Actually the low level does not mean much higher level could indicate that you average blood suger could be higher than normal and it depend how high it is
lower level could indicate normal or slightly lower blood sugar and most of the time it is normal
the test is design to check average blood sugar for the last 1-2 weeks and the sensitivity and the accuracy of the test is higher in high BS ...Read more
Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, EPO level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more
Possibilities...: Viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. Once the body fights off the virus, the bone marrow recovers and the anemia and leukopenia resolve. More serious causes can include aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, or other cancers that spread to the bone marrow. ...Read more
I have low hemoglobin and iron already, and am now losing more blood due to menstruation. Could this cause more issues?
Anemia: Without knowing what the hemoglobin level is, it is difficult to comment on possible concern. If you are below a hemoglobin of 10, it may require iron supplementation, assuming there is no other reason for the apparent blood loss. See your healthcare provider for a consultation and analysis. ...Read more
Does low hemoglobin (mine was at 5.5, now at 8.5ish) cause a person to burn more energy? I've been so hungry & eating lots but not gaining weight?
Recovering from being anaemic means you will need to eat more as you replace your body's stores. This will be much quicker and easier if you eat red meat or take iron supplements.
Presumably you have addressed the reason for your anaemia with your Dr - this is important.
If you continue to not gain weight after the anaemia has resolved, you should be further assessed. ...Read more
Son has had mesenteric adenitis for 8 weeks now as well as back pain and low hemoglobin. What may be the cause and what tests should he have done?
See a pediatrician: Mesenteric adenitis (inflammation of lymph-nodes of the intestine), can be mistaken for appendicitis. I'll bet a ct was done. Viral and other self-limited GI track infections cause it. But significant underlying conditions and serious infections, although much more rare, can cause this also. 8 weeks is getting a bit too long, especially with other symptoms, to ignore. Go see you doctor again. ...Read more
Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...Read more
Slightly low hemoglobin and platelets following surgery that caused atelectasis. No history of anemia. Can atelectasis cause these results or no?
What are the Newest treatments for intermediate to high risk MDS for a 70 years old man. He has RCMD. No blasts. Low hemoglobin & platelets?
Supportive care: Not sure about newest TX, but "Supportive care may be the most appropriate TX for older people...this group of people being unable to tolerate the stronger TX used for MDS. Supportive care does not aim to treat the disease but can help alleviate symptoms such as shortness of breath...bruising or bleeding." SEE http://www. Leukaemia. Org. Au/blood-cancers/myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds/mds-rcmd ...Read more
What would cause inflammation in stomach and intestines in 77 year old with low hemoglobin of (77). No bleeding in GI scope.
AVM Bleeding Anemia: 77 years old with a hemoglobin of 7.7 & not 77, with bleeding in stomach & intestines. Negative endoscopy (egd) or a colonoscopy. I feel: a capsule endoscopy was not done, to look at small intestine, which I recommend. With such a low HGB 7.7, she probably has arterio-venous malformations (avm) she would get the answer with a full work up & cauterisation of avm's, if found. ...Read more
Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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