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What Does Low Hemoglobin Mean In A Blood Test
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?
Spectrometry: Hemoglobin absorbs light at a certain wavelength. The amount of absorbance is proportional to the level of hemoglobin. The absorption in a given sample of blood is compared to standards to determine the level of hemoglobin in that sample. ...Read more
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
actually the low level does not mean much higher level could indicate that you average blood suger could be higher than normal and it depend how high it is
lower level could indicate normal or slightly lower blood sugar and most of the time it is normal
the test is design to check average blood sugar for the last 1-2 weeks and the sensitivity and the accuracy of the test is higher in high BS ...Read more
Suffering from diarrhea from 3 days dr did blood test very low hemoglobin 5.5 only dr said it should be around 12 13 for 15years boy what to do?
You should be having: a complete workup for why the hemoglobin is so low. Talk to your doctor and may need to see a specialist. ...Read more
I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks
Anemia found on blood test. Low hemoglobin, hematocrit, mcv, mch, high rdw. Have had heavy periods for a few years but why would it just show up now?
It takes time to exh:
We all carry extra reserves of blood and iron stores in our body which can make up for moderate blood losses for a long time. Only when the reserve is exhausted and there is no more iron left in the body will your blood tests start showing up Anemia.
You need to ask your doctor for providing you the raw materials(like Iron supplements) to help you make extra blood. ...Read more
Hi,I had finger cramp+tingling+nausea&dizziness in both hands after doing exercise. My blood test shows low hemoglobin & hematocrit and high esr.
What does it mean if husband has diabetes and was told he had a count of 470 on his hemoglobin after a blood test?
More tests: there are more tests which need to be done to figure it out. Work with your doctor until the cause is known. If they cant figure it out, go to a hematologist. ...Read more
My hemoglobin in blood test is on low side of scale at the boundary 13.5 g/dL. How can I improve it?
Low HB: Find out why it is low and correct that. But most likely just you. Repeat it. ...Read more
A little high but: Any lab test can be a little higher or lower than normal and this may or may not mean anything. It depends on the overall of a person, any meds they take, & the presence or absence of any symptoms A lab value alone, without any other information can't tell us much. Sometimes hemoglobin is elevated when a person is a little dehydrated, for example, but is normal after a patient drinks more water. ...Read more
I took a blood test a year ago and my hemoglobin was 12.5 which is normal however I experience all symptoms of low iron and it gets worse after period?
Need to examine:
If you have heavy bleeding during menstruation, you could have lost enough blood and iron over the past year that you may be anemic now. You may wish to see your doctor and get tested again. Alternatively you could take oral iron and multivitamin supplements, available over the counter. If iron causes constipation, take pills with meals and take a fiber laxative like Metamucil + plenty of water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Complaining of fatigue constantly; ferritin low for past 5 years (range 6-20); recent blood test hemoglobin 134, RD 14.8, ferritin 10. Not Anemic?
Iron def: Ferritin 10 suggests a high probability of iron def. Symptoms from iron def usually due to anemia and include fatigue, weakness,and irritable, etc. Sometimes, the same symptoms may occur in peope with extremely low levels of serum ferritin but without anemic. Try to restore your iron level and see if symptoms improve. If not, then see a doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more
I have a question about hemoglobin. I got a blood test 7 days ago and my level was 111. Can I raise it to 120 in 9 days?
No: If you're a wee bit anemic, you need to find the cause and address it. Do this as a service / duty to yourself, not to "treat a lab value". If it's simply your monthly loss as a woman, or ill-advised non-supplementing vegetarianism, treating it may be easy. But simply taking iron can mask a bleeding ulcer or worse. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Yes.: There are blood tests that can be very useful in detecting some forms of malignancy. A complete blood count (CBC) can be very helpful in diagnosing blood malignancies like leukemias. Measurements of certain makers / proteins in blood can help in diagnosing and following some solid tumors. One example is the marker 'psa' for prostate cancer. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
13.4 g/l ?: For a female age 12 to 18 years old is about 12.0 to 16.0 g/dl (mean 14.0 g/dl). Could differ at different labs. Take care. ...Read more
Hemoglobin A1c is a test used to measure the sugar content in your blood that has occurred over the last few months.
By eating before a blood sugar test (usually done by finger prick) you can elevate the sugar levels in your blood, but this won't immediately change your hba1c. Hba1c comes from a build-up of "glycated hemoglobin" in the red blood cells over their life cycles, about 120 days. ...Read more
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