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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.

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.

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Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Need the why: Hi hemoglobulin can be as simple as dehydration or my be related to list of many things. One is smoking. There are also many secondary causes related to something else i.e. Pulmonary disease. There are congential abnormal hemoglobulin or primary bone marrow disorders like polycythemia vera. This needs to be worked up. Treatments usually include phlebotomy i.e. Drawing blood off.

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At what level do people start feeling the effects of low hemoglobin? My wife is 5 months pregnant and hers is very low

At what level do people start feeling the effects of low hemoglobin? My wife is 5 months pregnant and hers is very low

It varies: Most pregnant women will be fine with a hemoglobin as low as 8, but I have seen asymptomatic women with it in the 5's. Because of an increase of blood volume in pregnancy low hemoglobins are better tolerated than usual.

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If low hemoglobin effects the high count of lymphocytes?

Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher, anemia can happen. Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md.

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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.

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Want to know the after effects of having low hemoglobin for feeding mothers?

Want to know the after effects of having low hemoglobin for feeding mothers?

How low?: Having low hemoglobin may contribute to being tired. It is not clear what you mean by after effects? If your hemoglobin is low, you should take supplemental iron and multivitamins. It would be even better to consult your doctor.

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog. Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding.

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I have low hemoglobin. Can I exercise?

I have low hemoglobin. Can I exercise?

It depends: Other health conditions may force you to limit your activity. Depending on the level of hemoglobin, you may be very tired doing the things you normally do. Please ask your doctor about advice regarding exercise.

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What to do if I have low hemoglobin count?

What to do if I have low hemoglobin count?

See doctor: Determine the cause to determine treatment. It may be as simple as iron deficiency requiring supplementation, or it may be more complicated.

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Do a person sleeps more because of low hemoglobin?

Do a person sleeps more because of low hemoglobin?

Maybe: Fatigue, which might contribute to sleepiness, can be a symptom of anemia. It partly depends on the underlying cause of the anemia, of which there are many.

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What are the conditions associated with low hemoglobin?

What are the conditions associated with low hemoglobin?

A number of conditio: Low hemoglobin can be due to blood loss, nutritional deficiency like iron vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) or due to excessive auto immune destruction it is a wide topic which. Annoy be covered in limited space every case has to be evaluated individually depending on age gender and the value of CBC numbers.

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Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Is it common for women in their 20's and 30's to have low hemoglobin levels?

Yes: It is quite common for young women to have anemia especially if you don't eat right and if you have heavy menses. Having said that, there are many other things that can cause anemia. Please see your doctor and have your doctor evaluate you further for the cause of your anemia and direct the treatment based on the cause.

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Low hemoglobin in toddler?

Low hemoglobin in toddler?

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.

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What causes a low hemoglobin level?

What causes a low hemoglobin level?

Let explain: 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.

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What can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many. Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc. Depends on your cbc.

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Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Can hemoorrhoids cause low hemoglobin?

Maybe: If you have bleeding, the hemoglobin can be lower because of bleeding. Please be seen!

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What are symptoms of very low hemoglobin level?

Fatigue breathing: When your hemoglobin level falls, you get tiired - the lower it gets, the more fatigued. When it gets really low, you may experience shortness of breath. As it gets even lower, it can cause heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and even clotting off of arteries to the gut, fingers, etc.

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What should a patient do if low hemoglobin count?

What should a patient do if low hemoglobin count?

See doctor: There are many causes of low hemoglobin and the cause needs to be treated. It is not feasible to determine the cause without taking history, physical examination and some tests, Please consult your doctor. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anemia/basics/definition/con-20026209

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Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Depends on the cause: Low hemoglobin per se does not affect appetite but low hemoglobin is a symptom of many diseases and drugs. For example, chemotherapy causes loss of appetite and low hb.