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What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

Thanks for asking!: Pregnant women with hemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl are generally considered anemic, though complications and symptoms from anemia during pregnancy do not usually occur until hemoglobin levels are well below 11.0 g/dl. ...Read more

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What causes a low hemoglobin level?

What causes a low hemoglobin level?

Let explain: Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others.
Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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What can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many. Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc. Depends on your cbc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of very low hemoglobin level?

What are symptoms of very low hemoglobin level?

Fatigue breathing: When your hemoglobin level falls, you get tiired - the lower it gets, the more fatigued. When it gets really low, you may experience shortness of breath. As it gets even lower, it can cause heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and even clotting off of arteries to the gut, fingers, etc. ...Read more

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Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Does the low hemoglobin level affect the food appetite?

Depends on the cause: Low hemoglobin per se does not affect appetite but low hemoglobin is a symptom of many diseases and drugs. For example, chemotherapy causes loss of appetite and low hb. ...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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Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?

Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?

Hemoglobin level: Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with low hemoglobin level due to sharing of blood between mom and the baby. Pregnancy testing by blood is the standard test for confirming pregnancy. So a very low hemoglobin level cannot accurately predict pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?

Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old female and I already had a blood transfusion because of my very low hemoglobin... What should I do to keep my hemoglobin level up?

I'm a 22 year old female and I already had a blood transfusion because of my very low hemoglobin... What should I do to keep my hemoglobin level up?

More info needed: You must have a talk with your physician to find out why you have low hemoglobin---excess menstrual bleeding? Blood in bowel movements? Nosebleeds? Well-rounded diet? Medications? Good luck. ...Read more

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If I had sex on the 20 of sept and my period came on the 11 of oct, on 17 oct I found I have a very low hemoglobin level can I be pregnant?

If I had sex on the 20 of sept and my period came on the 11 of oct, on 17 oct I found I have a very low hemoglobin level can I be pregnant?

Depends: Generally if you have a period, it means you are not pregnant at that time. Pregnancies have been reported after intercourse at any time in the menstrual cycle. The surest way to confirm a pregnancy is a home pregnancy test or a test at a doctors' office or clinic.
If you have a very low hemoglobin, probably best to check with a doctor, but I don't see how that relates to possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens when hemoglobin level drops too low?

You die: Miserably. Forgive my frankness. Think about being so short of breath that walking across a room feels like a fat person trying to run a marathon. Plus, every anemia is a warning of hidden disease, very often treatable. Please get managed by a scientific practitioner. ...Read more

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Good afternoon, my question is if the 12.3 hemoglobin level not too low?

Good afternoon, my question is if the 12.3 hemoglobin level not too low?

No: Hemoglobin of 12.3 is normal for a women. Women have about 2.0 gm less hemoglobin than men, but manage to have the same oxygen carrying capacity by having higher levels of 2-3 DPG.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I postpone the surgery if my hemoglobin level is low?

Should I postpone the surgery if my hemoglobin level is low?

Why is it low.: This is an impossible question to answer without more information.
How low is it,
how old are you,
has a physician figured out why it is low,
what is the surgery.
As you can see this is to complex an issue to any in a forum such as this
what you need to do is talk to the surgeon scheduled to do your procedure and come up with a plan.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I was told I have hemoglobin level of 98 and iron was a 4 is that very low?

I was told I have hemoglobin level of 98 and iron was a 4 is that very low?

Forgive my frankness: Iron deficiency is extremely serious even if "mild." You need to find the cause and address it. Even if it is heavy periods and not a lot of meat in your diet, it needs to be addressed. You become fatigued and unable to do your best in life even before anemia begins. And you may well have a bleeding stomach ulcer that could kill you with a massive bleed. Get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin level at 14. If you were to have leukemia would your hemoglobin show up to be low?

Hemoglobin level at 14. If you were to have leukemia would your hemoglobin show up to be low?

Not always: Patients with acute leukemia very often will be anemic but someone can have chronic leukemia (cll for example) and have normal hemoglobin. ...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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Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

Can hemoglobin level be low because of previous jaundice history?

No: Other way around. Certain forms of anemia, those associated with hemolysis (rbc destruction), can result in an elevated bilirubin level producing jaundice. ...Read more

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What hemoglobin level is too low to go on a walk without getting light-headed?

What hemoglobin level is too low to go on a walk without getting light-headed?

Depends: If the hemoglobin decreases gradually, the body makes adjustments and a person may be able to conduct routine activities with a hemoglobin of as low as 5.0gm%. However, any one with low hemoglobin needs to be investigated to find the cause. Undetected cancer is a cause of anemia in adults, especially males.
By the time you get light headed on a walk the hb is too low! ...Read more

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I am on Actermra for Scleritis and have 10 for my hemoglobin level, is that too low to do next infusion and when too low and need transfusion?

I am on Actermra for Scleritis and have 10 for my hemoglobin level, is that too low to do next infusion and when too low and need transfusion?

Hemoglobin level: Most centers will not transfuse a stable non bleeding patient with a hemoglobin over 7. Speak with your doctor if you are having symptoms due to anemia. I know Acterma can cause decreased platelets and WBC but I did not know it caused anemia too. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to bring up my hemoglobin level. Its too low. Due to I fast for 24hr and then had lab work. I had the shakes, and felt faint.?

What foods can I eat to bring up my hemoglobin level. Its too low. Due to I fast for 24hr and then had lab work. I had the shakes, and felt faint.?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a hemoglobin level of 7.5, one month ago it was 8.1 (determined low levels from heavy periods). Appt in a month. Until then, do I need to worry?

I have a hemoglobin level of 7.5, one month ago it was 8.1 (determined low levels from heavy periods). Appt in a month. Until then, do I need to worry?

Start oral iron: If you are anemic from heavy menses, you should take oral iron supplement, available over the counter and take multivitamins also. There is no harm in taking these medications while you are waiting for the appointment, it may do you good.
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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old. I had my first period when I was 11. I have always gotten my periods with two month gaps between consecutive periods. I also recently found that my hemoglobin level is low. Is it directly related? Will it affect me in the future? I take

I am 18 years old. I had my first period when I was 11. I have always gotten my periods with two month gaps between consecutive periods. I also recently found that my hemoglobin level is low. Is it directly related? Will it affect me in the future? I take

Tell us more: Please send us the report of your Blood counts (CBC). This will tell me the Hemoglobin (Hb) level and then give you better advice.
Do you have a family doctor? What did he/she advice regarding your low Hb? It may be due to iron deficiency which is quite common. But this will require checking your blood Iron level and treat it if it low. Let us know more. ...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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Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Usually menstruation: In otherwise healthy females with good / "normal" diets, it is usually from excessive menstrual blood loss. This can often be improved upon by a multivitamin with iron (prenatal vitamin with iron works well), dark leafy greens, and occasional red meat. May want to discuss with your gyn to see if needs controlled. ...Read more

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37 year old woman 29 week of pregnant, high grade fever last 1 week, plecenta slightly displace abnormal fetal movement hemoglobin level low lDh level?

37 year old woman 29 week of pregnant, high grade fever last 1 week, plecenta slightly displace abnormal fetal movement hemoglobin level low lDh level?

High fever, pregnant: This could be very serious. You require immediate medical attention with high fever for over a week and pregnant. Can you see a doctor, or go to a hospital or clinic as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5? I have low iron anemia, easy bruising, chest pains, and loss of appetite.

A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! Not a trivial matter. It can also affect your schooling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a 98 hemoglobin level considered normal?

Is a 98 hemoglobin level considered normal?

Need units: If the result is 98gm/l, it is low.
The normal ranges are:
male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl
female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl
see this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003645.htm. ...Read more