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Low Hemoglobin Internal Bleeding
If my hemoglobin (12.6) and hematorcrit (38.3%) are low but my iron is ok (101) does it mean that anemia doesn't comes from internal bleeding?
No: You are most likely "hemo-diluted." the blood volume expands and contracts depending on gains and loss. In the desert, one becomes volume contracted (hemoconcentrated), while over ingesting liquids or IV fluids, hemodiluted. If the absolute fe (iron) storage is normal, you're not anemic. ...Read more
Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more
I am anemic and my hemoglobin is 100 g/l. I have no internal bleeding and my ferritin and B12 are good. Should I be concerned?
Haemoglobin 12.5 g/dl, RBC 4.64 mill/mm3, mcv- 79.7 fl, MCH 26.9 pg, mchc 33.8 g/dl..... Is there a possibility of anaemia or internal bleeding?
Anemia: As a female with hb of 12.5- you are not anemic. However you probably have iron deficiency that perhaps related to your periods. Go to see pmd and have your iron panel checked. I do not think of internal bleeding at that level- unless you have other significant symptoms -you should discuss as well with your pmd. ...Read more
I got my blood work done six years ago and it was normal. Now I have low hemoglobin, low MCH, high RDW and low potassium. I have dizziness, bouts of rapid heart rate and heart palpitations. I have normal cardiac workup. Could it be because of bleeding? Is
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 6, for 3 years he has bleeding from the bowel, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, ldh level 487, low hemoglobin, what could this be?
Bleeding: This history causes me some concern. I hope he is under the care of a physician and if not he needs to see one as soon as possible as this could be serious. See your physician! ...Read more
Hemoglobin 13.7 low iron. Need to be concern? What's problem. Not bleeding. Anemic before w/ transfusons. Transfusions again. Iron level from the labs MCV or mvc. My hematologist was concerned. Ideas?
Iron deficiency....: It sounds like you have iron-deficiency anemia. With a hemoglobin of 13.7, it is relatively mild at this time but still needs to be diagnosed. Have you had a colonoscopy? Microscopic blood loss from the GI tract can present like this. Colon polyps or even colon cancer can result in iron deficiency anemia. These conditions are very treatable, even curable, if caught early so see a GI doctor asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the signs of low iron /hemoglobin? I've uterine fibroids and I tend to bleed a lot. How long does it take to increase blood if taking iron?
Signs would be appearing pale, feeling tired and weak, dizzy or lightheaded.
Taking iron can help improve blood counts but it takes some time like a few weeks to months. ...Read more
If my hemoglobin level is the same as it was 1 year ago (116) would this mean I could be bleeding from somewhere? Or is that ruled out?
Hemoglobin: If your hemoglobin is stable it is unlikely you have active bleeding. ...Read more
I just got my lab results back and my hemoglobin is 90 g/l. I'm not bleeding anywhere. How serious is this?
Extremely: Every anemia is a warning. You need to get with your phyiscian and not stop getting evaluated until the cause of your anemia is found. Whatever is causing this is a greater danger to you than the anemia itself. I'm very glad you have found sobriety and trust it has been a blessing. If your primary care physician can't find the cause, get with a specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more
On iron for 6 weeks 325mg x2 for iron deficient anemia; hemoglobin was 12.4 but dropped to 10.2 had black tary stool dizziness could I be bleeding?
Yes: A drop in hemoglobin from 12.4 6 weeks ago to 10.2 now in spite of iron supplementation, coupled with black tarry stools and dizziness, suggests ongoing blood loss and warrants an urgent evaluation. I recommend you arrange evaluation within the next day or two. If necessary, go to the ER. ...Read more
Is it recommended that an 86 year old woman who has a hemoglobin of 9 get a colonoscopy to determine a source of bleeding or is it contraindicated?
hemoglobin dropped to 5.2 over 2 -4 month. No signs of bleeding. Endoscopic & colonoscopy neg. What else does this? Hx of bleeding w 6.5 know cause
More info: Many things can cause anemia. Losing blood or not producing blood. The scopes ruled out obvious causes. But the small intestine is not seen with those scopes. It is also possible that your bleeding is intermittent and was not active at the time of the scope. There are additional tests such as bleeding scans, capsule endoscopy which may help. If no GI source identified see hematologist ...Read more
I found out today that my hemoglobin count is 7.9, likely due to heavy menstrual bleeding. How would you treat this?
I had a check up yesterday, and she used a finger prick for hemoglobin and cholesterol (which were great!). Now my finger is still bleeding! Normal?
Hello, I have hemoglobin-15.4, hct-82.2, mcv-28, mch-34, mchc-14. My gums are bleeding everyday. Do I need to take medicine to reduce hct.
What would cause a hemoglobin drop from 12.4 to 9.3 in one week? 12.4 was after a miscarriage and 9.3 was a week later (no bleeding.)
Recheck/follow up: You may have bled considerable in order for Hb to drop by 3 Gms. There is a small chance it was a lab error. Either way you should obtain a repeat Hemoglobin check along with a CBC and then share your results with us or with your gynecologist, asking for further advice. ...Read more
Uc flare. Symptoms bleeding for about a year. 1 bm a day, less than a spoon blood. Hemoglobin 15. Is this loss too much? Starting treatment next week.
I took an hemoglobin test and the result is at 8.2 is this a serious case. I have regular bleeding during periods and I don't have any symptoms as an ?
Anemia: That's a low hemoglobin and although you are young and likely will continue to make hemoglobin/red blood cells, you should consider (1) getting tested for any other causes of anemia (2) start taking iron (3) consider birth control pills to decrease the amount of bleeding you have with each period. Hope that helps. Good luck. ...Read more