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What Does Hemoglobin Levels Of 86 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
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
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
If my hemoglobin level is the same as it was 1 year ago (116) would this mean I could be bleeding from somewhere? Or is that ruled out?
Hemoglobin: If your hemoglobin is stable it is unlikely you have active bleeding. ...Read more
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 I was on the first day of my period so I wasn't bleeding heavy but the day after the test I begin to bleed very
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?
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