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Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Not likely: It appears your child has some kind of a hemolytic process going on. You need the immediate help of a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Infant presenting with high white count 24.8 and hemoglobin of 6.8?

Infant presenting with high white count 24.8 and hemoglobin of 6.8?

This child is ill: You need a ton more information to figure out what is going on with this infant -from how old to the results of very many physical findings and history to may more lab tests. All one can say is this baby is seriously ill and if not in the hospital needs extremely close follow-up until the causes of the severe anemia and high white count are found. Work with doc and get care now. ...Read more

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Is normal in baby 6 or 7 months to have low hemoglobin 50% ?could be normal?Checked twice first 60% ,second after use iron medicin less than month 50%

Is normal in baby 6 or 7 months to have low hemoglobin 50% ?could be normal?Checked twice first 60% ,second after use iron medicin less than month 50%

See below: Male Female Newborns 43.4–56.1 37.4–55.9 6 months–2 years 30.9–37.0 31.2–37.2 2–6 years 31.7–37.7 32.0–37.1 50% is normal for a 6-7 month old baby. Normal ranges for male and female children are given above. ...Read more

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Baby has low hemoglobin.She's breastfeed only.At resent time she refuses to breastfeed.What can I do to not to loose milk? How fast can baby be cured?

Baby has low hemoglobin.She's breastfeed only.At resent time she refuses to breastfeed.What can I do to not to loose milk? How fast can baby be cured?

Pumping/expressing: First, you should consult your child's pediatrician for the lack of appetite and low hemoglobin. That being said, expressing or pumping your breastmilk is one way of maintaining your milk supply so you can continue to breastfeed. However, pumping or expressing breastmilk is not a natural process; we are not meant to be hooked up to a machine! so it does take time and a bit of learning curve... ...Read more

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Baby has iron deficiency anemia and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Baby has iron deficiency anemia  and has fever for 3 days now. Lab results show normal platelet count, low hemoglobin, high wbc. Is this an emergency?

Doesn't sound like : It, if your child truly is 1yo. A few days of fever, due to a viral illness for example, is not uncommon. I'd give you a different answer for a 2-3mo child. If your child is staying well hydrated despite the insensible losses, he will probably be fine. If you're uncertain, go see your pediatrician. The blood counts by themselves are not that concerning, provided anemia is being treated. ...Read more

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Is 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Is 11.3 considered low hemoglobin?

Age dependent: Usually a hemoglobin of <12 is too low to donate blood -- so would be considered low. However, it is usually balanced with the hematocrit and also based on other findings. However, i would consider this to be too low for a 40 year old woman. ...Read more

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What happens if you have low hemoglobin?

What happens if you have low hemoglobin?

How low and why?: It depends on the level of hemoglobin and the cause of anemia. Hemoglobin levels to about 7 gm% do not cause symptoms if the level falls slowly. Lower than that may cause weakness and shortness of breath. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin: Anemia may be caused by blood loss perhaps through GI bleeding or decreased blood production in bone marrow. Fatigue and shortness of breath are most common dymptoms. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin in toddler ?

Low hemoglobin in toddler
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Most common low iron: The most common cause of anemia in a toddler is iron deficiency. Usually this occurs in a toddler that drinks alot of milk, and not much else (not eating foods rich in iron). This is easily diagnosed and reversible with iron supplementation. If this is not the cause, then either blood loss (small amount in stool over time?) or hemoglobinopathy possible (and other things) - see a peds hematologist. ...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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