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Doctor insights on: Unstable Hemoglobins

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What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

What is the normal hemoglobin of human being?

12-18 g/dL: In men, normal hemoglobin concentration is 14-18 g/dl. In women, it is 12-16 g/dl because some is lost during normal menstrual blood flow. Most clinicians consider 11 g/dl to be anemic, while a HGB less than 7 g/dl is an indication for a transfusion. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl, hematrocrit 36% . Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%. MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?

Hemoglobin 12.1 g/dl,  hematrocrit 36% . Redblood cell distribution width 16.1%.   MCV 81 fl. Can someone tell me if these numbers are ok?

Low hemoglobin: 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, for a male your hemoglobin is low and you need to be checked out for blood loss and/or mal-absorption. Please consult your doctor for that. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the symptoms of hemoglobin d, and any other useful information?

Could you tell me the symptoms of hemoglobin d, and any other useful information?

Usually none: Patients with hemoglobin d disease (both copies of the beta-hemoglobin gene carry the mutation) usually have mild anemia and no symptoms. If someone has both hemoglobin d and the mutation for sickle cell disease, they can have health problems. For an excellent overview of hemoglobin d, see: http://www.Stjude.Org/stjude/v/index.Jsp?Vgnextoid=30f0db6324d6f110vgnvcm1000001e0215acrcrd. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes. ...Read more

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How to measure hemoglobin?

How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine .By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Diabetes.: A HgbA1C of 8.4 suggests you have diabetes which is not well controlled, and therefore you are at risk for long-term diabetic complications. It needs to be lowered, ideally below 6.5% ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

My hemoglobin is 7.9, how much lower is dangerous?

See below : 7.9 is low and is dangerous, normal is between 12 and 15. Having a low hemoglobin causes your heart to work much harder and on the long run can cause your heart to poop out. Low hemoglobin causes shortness of breath and fatigue which can be severe. Plus you should find out why ur blood count is low, it's important . Good luck ! ...Read more