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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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What does having normal hemoglobin , low MCV , low iron level mean?

Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough, then that can lead to low blood count (anemia). Hemaglobin is one way to measure or check for anemia. If hemoglobin is normal, then there is not a significant anemia. By taking iron, you can improve the MCV and hopefully avoid getting anemic. :) ...Read more

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If my hemoglobin levels are normal does it matter that my iron saturation levels are low?

If my hemoglobin levels are normal does it matter that my iron saturation levels are low?

Yes: Iron deficiency will make you feel run down well before you become anemic. Iron's also essential to your cells' doing their metabolism. Many physician's don't realize this. You may want to look at where you might be losing blood and/or your diet -- are you getting enough for your needs? ...Read more

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I have a low ferritin and normal hemoglobin. Also i have gastritis and can't take iron. How can i raise ferritin level?

I have a low ferritin and normal hemoglobin. Also i have gastritis and can't take iron. How can i raise ferritin level?

Intravenous iron: Iron can be administered intravenously and sufficient amount can be given in one sitting to correct any iron deficiency. You would need to consult your doctor for the need and advisability of this treatment. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms.dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383(normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?

Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more

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Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5) & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT ?

Can thelasemia cause low iron 20.39 (normal range 33-193), normal hemoglobin 12.10 (11.5-15.5)  & low MCV 74.90 (77-95) in CBC RESULT
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More info needed: Thalassemia can be associated with decreased iron, but thalassemia itself does not cause low iron. Decreased iron is more likely due to nutritional deficiency of iron or to blood loss, as in menstruating patients. ...Read more

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I have a high RDW but low Red and white cell and hemoglobin counts. Vit. B12 and iron are normal. What could this be? I've lost 18lbs in 6 mos

I have a high RDW but low Red and white cell and hemoglobin counts. Vit. B12 and iron are normal.  What could this be? I've lost 18lbs in 6 mos

Further tests.: Unexplained weight loss and low blood cell counts, need further workup. See your doctor again and if no explanation or plan is given, then ask for a referral to a hematologist. You have the right to get another opinion, even more than one, till you are satisfied that the answer you received is adequate, either by finding the cause, or coming up with a plan if no cause is found. ...Read more