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High hemoglobin levels. What does that mean?

High hemoglobin levels. What does that mean?

Depends: On whether you have symptoms. This is called hemoconcentration and it happens normally when you live on a high mountain. When it happens at ground level it means that oxygen is being used in your system inefficiently. The commonest cause is vitamin B1 deficiency. ...Read more

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What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

Blood loss: When Hgb drops below 10 gm one has to be suspicious of blood loss but can be corrected by meds such as ProCrit (epoetin alfa). When Hgb is in the 8 gm. Range transfusion necessary to bring to over 12. At 6.4 transfusion and work up for blood loss required. Can be vaginal from uterine lesion, GI from ulcer or tumor but this must be defined and corrected. Depending on symptoms appropriate physician needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hemoglobin level drops in 2 weeks?

What does it mean when your hemoglobin level drops in 2 weeks?

Bleeding: If hb has dropped by one gram over two weeks, that means that you have lost about 300-500 ml of blood or more. It may be due to external bleeding e., g., menstrual bleed or internal, such as a bleeding peptic ulcer. If you have appreciable drop in hb over two weeks, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also has some changes in white cell counts. It requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis as hemoglobin can be high due to several different reasons. These can be sorted out by visiting a hematologist. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin levels were low what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin levels were low what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

Anemia: Anemia can be due to several different things. Usually it is associated with iron deficiency, bleeding or b12/folate (folic acid) deficiency. You will most likely be placed on iron supplements and folate (folic acid). These usually help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low hematocrit or hemoglobin level?

What does it mean if you have low hematocrit or hemoglobin level?

Anemia: A low hemoglobin or hematocrit means you have anemia. They are different ways to measure the red blood cells in your bloodstream. There are many causes for anemia but they fall into 3 categoreis: increased destruction, decreased production and blood loss. ...Read more

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I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will I be okay?

Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pregnancy/delivery of a child. If iron deficiency is found to be the cause of anemia, iron supplementation should correct the problem. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

Blood loss vs iron: Kids who consume more than 24-30 oz of milk/day can experience tiny amounts of blood loss thru the intestine due to irritation caused by the cow milk protein on the gut wall. Smaller amounts or boiled milk, don't seem to cause this problem. Blood loss, paired with the kids avoidance of other iron containing foods leads to low hemoglobin production & anemia.Other causes are also possible. ...Read more

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My Hemoglobin level was 11.3 and my hematocrit was 34.6 everything else was normal my question is does this mean I have lymphoma I'm so scared?

My Hemoglobin level was 11.3 and my hematocrit was 34.6 everything else was normal my question is does this mean I have lymphoma I'm so scared?

Borderline: These values are borderline low but are not unusual in menstruating females who may be low in iron stores. Unless these levels have dropped significantly from several months ago, I would simply start taking daily iron to make up for monthly blood loss. However your physician is best to advise you about this and when to take another blood count. Not lymphoma. ...Read more

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Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK?

Normal: 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, Serum folate (folic acid) level of 20.1 is perfectly normal and is not a cause for any concern. ...Read more

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Sister had low end of normal hemoglobin but ferritin level is 8. So she couldn't donate blood. Not her period. Does this mean she has something bad?

Sister had low end of normal hemoglobin but ferritin level is 8. So she couldn't donate blood. Not her period. Does this mean she has something bad?

Iron deficiency...: ...causes low blood hemoglobin and low ferritin levels. In women, hormonal factors cause a slightly lower hemoglobin, and iron deficiency is often caused by menstrual blood loss with inadequate oral iron intake. Colon cancer is another cause of iron deficiency and it can be screened for by stool samples for occult blood, and by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?

What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?

Needs work up: High prolactin level can have several reasons. High hemoglobin can be secondary to other causes or a primary bone marrow issue that your bone marrow is making too many red cell out of control. See a hematologist/oncologist for work up. ...Read more

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My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers. I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV, MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist. May need other specialists too. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 & her doc said her hemoglobin level was a little low. 10.Something. Doc doesn't think it was anemia but a trait. What does that mean?

Anemia: Do you or does her father have an inherited red blood cell disorder like sickle cell anemia or thalassemia etc? Definitely you should ask your pediatrician further about what he/she means. What trait means most likely that she has a distinguishing genetically determined feature on her complete blood count result- that indicates mild abnormality on the rbc indices but not very significant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

What does it mean when my red blood cell count is 5.24? it shoes as high and my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are low?

Follow it up: Especially, ask your physician whether you have beta thalassemia minor. It's common and a non-problem, but it's worth knowing since if you marry someone else who has it, you may have a child with thal major which is very serious. ...Read more

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What does hemoglobin mean?

What does hemoglobin mean?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is part of a red blood cell that moves oxygen and carbon dioxide from one part of the body to another. ...Read more

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