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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Haemoglobin Deficiency

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How to determine underlying causes of recurring anemia or deficiency of haemoglobin?

How to determine underlying causes of recurring anemia or deficiency of haemoglobin?

Blood & stool tests: Additional blood testing can help direct cause of anemia / hemoglobinopathies. Menstrual history and physical exam w/fecal occult blood test (=test stool for blood) to determine if excess losses via menses or in stool. See dr.

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I am a brittle asthmatic with iron-deficiency anaemia. Ferritin is 4, and my haemoglobin is 9.7. Today, my resting heart rate is 150bpm. See a doctor?

I am a brittle asthmatic with iron-deficiency anaemia. Ferritin is 4, and my haemoglobin is 9.7. Today, my resting heart rate is 150bpm. See a doctor?

See your MD: You may have an increased heart rate from some of your asthma medications--though not mentioned, I presume you are on some bronchodilator meds which can raise your heart rate. Prednisone should not raise your heart rate. Anemia can also be associated with increased heart rate. See your MD to get checked out and give you some peace.

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3.5 yrs male, 33 lbs. Slim, cheerful, active but slightly pale. Gets frequent cough and throat infections. Haemoglobin 11.1, serum iron 37, TIBC 102, UIBC 65, RBC count 4.75 million, Platelet 311. Mild hypochromic normocytic. Is this iron deficiency?

3.5 yrs male, 33 lbs. Slim, cheerful, active but slightly pale. Gets frequent cough and throat infections. Haemoglobin 11.1, serum iron 37, TIBC 102, UIBC 65, RBC count 4.75 million, Platelet 311. Mild hypochromic normocytic. Is this iron deficiency?

Need more info: What is his mean corpuscular volume (MCV) If it is below 70, beta thalassemia trait would be one consideration. Hemoglobin of 11.1 is low for a boy, but he does not appear to be iron deficient. It would be prudent to consult a hematologist.
Wish your son good health!

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What happens to hemoglobin in B12 deficiency?

What happens to hemoglobin in B12 deficiency?

It decreases: In B12 deficiency, anemia develops, blood cells enlarge, and the hemoglobin declines.

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Why do some people have normal hemoglobin levels but iron deficiency?

Why do some people have normal hemoglobin levels but iron deficiency?

Low levels precede: Hemoglobin level does not decrease unless all the iron stores are used up. So one follows the other but slowly. Therefore, it is not uncommon to have good hemoglobin level in th eearly phases of iron deficiency.

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My hemoglobin is11.90gms n serum calcium is8.3 and polymorphs count is 77%. So I need ur help so I can over come my deficiency n whts is polymorhs?

If feel well, ignore: Your hemoglobin ; calcium are very slightly low for most labs; your physician might check you for iron deficiency ; whether Albumin is slightly low to explain. I often wish that percentages of white cells weren't even reported as they mean nothing and if your absolute lymphocyte count is not very low, I would ignore it. Polymorphs are the warrior white cells, lymphocytes do specialty work.

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Yes: It will lead to a macrocytic (large blood cell) hypochromic (low hemoglobin) type of anemia.

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Is it possible for someone to have high hemoglobin and also a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Is it possible for someone to have high hemoglobin and also a vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. You ask an excellent question. Through research, I could not find any whether the neurological symptoms could occur before the anemia. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first.

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Are vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin levels related?

Are vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin levels related?

Vit D: No, vitamin d, is a hormone and does help with metabolism but deficiency does not cause elevated hemoglobin.

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Is hemoglobin test significant to determine iron deficiency in a patient?

Is hemoglobin test significant to determine iron deficiency in a patient?

No: Hemoglobin level determines if u r anemic. However, simplified, the size of red blood cells (rbc) can be small and mean iron deficiency, or large and mean Folic Acid or B12 deficiency. Causes of iron deficiency is loss of blood (iron molecule is in the rbc), without there being a store of iron in the body for the bone marrow to make more of them. Must be treated. Call doc.

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I have average hemoglobin levels. Will the iron deficiency keep me from donating blood?

I have average hemoglobin levels. Will the iron deficiency keep me from donating blood?

?: It would be unlikely for a person to have a normal hemoglobin level if they are iron deficient. If iron levels are mildy depressed but hemoglobin levels are within normal ranges, the blood bank would likely still accept your donation.

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If you have normal RBC and Hemoglobin does that definitely mean that your oxygen supply is enough At The Moment even though you have Iron deficiency?

If you have normal RBC and Hemoglobin does that definitely mean that your oxygen supply is enough At The Moment even though you have Iron deficiency?

Usually not related: If a person has a normal amount of hemoglobin, regardless of how many red blood cells he has, the amount of oxygen supplied to the various parts of his body is related to other factors (not directly related to his normal amount of hemoglobin). Other factors include the amount of oxygen in the air, the quality of oxygen transfer in his lungs, the amount of blood pumped per heart contraction, etc...

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Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke? Do you intake enough liquids?

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My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?

My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?

Iron deficiency: You are not anemic and based upon the values you have quoted am not sure what is going on, except that lab data removed from the context of clinical problems is very difficult to interpret. Discuss this with your doctor. It is not clear why these tests were ordered to begin with.

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I've been on a diet for 7 months and my hemoglobin was 14.7 (smoker). Is it possible to develop mild anemia due to iron or B12 deficiency in 7 months?

I've been on a diet for 7 months and my hemoglobin was 14.7 (smoker). Is it possible to develop mild anemia due to iron or B12 deficiency in 7 months?

Yes: Average lifespan of red blood cell is 90d so any nutritional deficiency affecting rbc size should show up after 7 months.

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