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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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How can I have low iron 44 ug/l range is 80-300 ug/l While having normal hemoglobin 154 range 135-170 g/l and RBC 5.19 range 4.20-5.70?

How can I have low iron 44 ug/l range is 80-300 ug/l While having normal hemoglobin 154 range 135-170 g/l and RBC 5.19 range 4.20-5.70?

Possible: Your body could be using your iron store to produce red blood cells. You will eventually become anemic though. ...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?

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

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My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal, ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...Read more

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My dr ran some tests since my hemoglobin was low at 10.9. New tests say ferritin 15 IgA 155 iga1- 129, iga2- 37.8. Iron- 95, tibc 309, %sat iron- 31. These all look normal to me. Need I look further into low himogllobin?

My dr ran some tests since my hemoglobin was low at 10.9. New tests say ferritin 15 IgA 155 iga1- 129, iga2- 37.8. Iron- 95, tibc 309, %sat iron- 31. These all look normal to me. Need I look further into low himogllobin?

Yes there are other: We need more information like what has been your hemoglobin in past, what is your genetic background, what your kidney functions and any other medical condition like thyroid disorder, are you taking any prescription/over the counter medication. Having said that you need b12, Folic Acid level, reticulocyte count, we need other indices on cbs like MCV etc, hemoglobin electrophoresis rule out thalasemia min. ...Read more

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Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away.?

Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away.?

That is Great: I am glad your pain went away. Not sure if the iron did it or it went away on its own. Whatever the reason it is gone and you are comfortable again. You know it was not your heart and anemia does not usually cause pain. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 13.4, Ferritin 10, Iron Saturation 9.0, Iron 40, MCH 24.8, MCHC 31.4, RDWCV 17.4. How can Hemoglobin be normal, and other levels so low?

It's early: Iron levels drop long before hemoglobin does. I'm glad you're interested in your health. Try to find out where you're losing iron (ulcer? stomach cancer? hookworm? colon cancer? 100s of other possibilities) or whether perhaps your diet is insufficient or you donate a lot of blood. Stay on top of this. Best wishes. ...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%.IS it IDA/ACD?

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%.IS it IDA/ACD?

Need more info: A hemoglobin of 10.6 is low or an adult. The serum iron of 25 is also low as is the percent saturation. I like to do a ferritin level also. Ladies who are menstruating should be on iron replacement at least on the days of their menses. Please speak to your physician about iron preparations. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a blood test a year ago and my hemoglobin was 12.5 which is normal however I experience all symptoms of low iron and it gets worse after period?

Need to examine: If you have heavy bleeding during menstruation, you could have lost enough blood and iron over the past year that you may be anemic now. You may wish to see your doctor and get tested again. Alternatively you could take oral iron and multivitamin supplements, available over the counter. If iron causes constipation, take pills with meals and take a fiber laxative like Metamucil + plenty of water.
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.
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What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

What type of anemia has elevated rdw-cv, normal mcv, low mch, low mchc and low hemoglobin? Iron is normal range.

Need more info: Do you have a chronic illness? 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, the limited data you provided suggests anemia of chronic illness. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests.
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.
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Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?

Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?

See below: 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, it might have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more

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How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? Hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. Normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? Hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. Normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

You will be fine: You just need to supplement back the iron. This hemoglobin level is low, but I expect you to recover fully. Once you take the iron supplements, check back with your doctor for repeat labs to confirm your good health. Then you will see. You have your young age and relative good health that will help you pull through this time. ...Read more

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What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

What do blood results mean? TIBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RBC & MCH all LOW. Retic count & RDW are HIGH. Iron, Tran Sat, Ferriten, MCV NORMAL

Anemia: Your results indicate anemia. The cause requires identification. Strong possibilities from high retic count include blood cell hemolysis (breakdown) or blood loss from your body. Needs more attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?

Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?

May be: 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.
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If taking a daily of maltofer (iron) for a month raised my hemoglobin from 9.5 to 10.3, can I say anemia is due to low iron. Platelets normal, WBC too?

If taking a daily of maltofer (iron) for a month raised my hemoglobin from 9.5 to 10.3, can I say anemia is due to low iron. Platelets normal, WBC too?

Possibly: Before taking any medication or dietary supplements it is very important to know the exact type of anemia and its cause. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia & iron deficiency anemia (severe) of Unknown origin. My hemoglobin has always been stable (low normal) but has dropped twice?

I have pernicious anemia & iron deficiency anemia (severe) of Unknown origin. My hemoglobin has always been stable (low normal) but has dropped twice?

Pernicious anemia,: How was your pernicious Anemia diagnosed? Are you on B12 injections? Are you receiving Folic acid tabs? If you are not receiving replacement therapy for both, you need to see a blood specialist for eval & treatment.
A far as you Hgb dropping twice, there is a source of blood loss, from your GI tract (stomach or colon). you need EGD & colonoscopy to look for blood loss.
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What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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