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My 2 yr old son had bun, bun/creatinine ratio and hemoglobin done. His hemoglobin was 10.8, bun 17, and creatinine 40. What does this mean?Concerning?

My 2 yr old son had bun, bun/creatinine ratio and hemoglobin done. His hemoglobin was 10.8, bun 17, and creatinine 40. What does this mean?Concerning?

Ok, with explanation: I suspect the creatinine was 0.40, not 40. Unless the units are different. Either way, the BUN and creatinine are fine in this case, and what you'd expect. The ratio, bun/cr is going to be huge since the creatinine is expected to be low. Don't worry about that. The hemoglobin is a little low, but not hugely low. Talk with your doc about iron rich foods and a recheck in a few months. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH  355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Need more info: 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, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Hi there, I got my two and half year old son and he is not feeling well. So we just done his some body test as doctor requested. In results his ESR gone to 60 which should be 0-10 and  he has just 7gm hemoglobin in his body. So what should I do and what's

Needs more tests: I would follow up with your doctor today. Your son needs more tests. This could be something very serious. You may need a blood doctor to help determine the cause and treatment of the low hemoglobin. Please call your pediatrician today. They can help you find the right doctors. ...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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I am 19 year old boy.my hemoglobin is 12.8 . is it normal?

I am 19 year old boy.my hemoglobin is 12.8 . is it normal?

Normal: Yes, this is in the normal range. But still make sure you get plenty of iron in your diet - this is one of the most commonly missed nutrients in teenagers diet. You need to keep making those red blood cells and you need iron to do that! ...Read more

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I am A 33 year old woman. Dr recently told me my hemoglobin was 16.9. I smoke is this the reason for it?

I am A 33 year old woman. Dr recently told me my hemoglobin was 16.9. I smoke is this the reason for it?

It can be..: Smokers do not get as much Oxygen in their blood as nonsmokers (hypoxia) because of the pollution that interferes with their lungs' functions. To compensate, their body makes more oxygen carriers: hemoglobin & red blood cells. This of course assuming you have no primary bone marrow or liver disorder. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin has always been in the low 12 s. It now fell into the 11s. Should I be concerned? I am a 45 year old female.

My hemoglobin has always been in the low 12 s.  It now fell into the 11s. Should I be concerned?  I am a 45 year old female.

Anemia: Anemia is a broad term for low hemoglobin caused by many different things. Common things are common as we say. For a woman who is still having her menses, it's not unusual to be mildly anemic. Make sure your diet has enough iron. If you or your doctor doesn't suspect iron deficiency, then it will require workup for other things. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?

What is the cause of low hemoglobin count of 8.2 in a 72 year old woman with no history of blood problems ever?

Could be many things: She should be evaluated by her doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. There are a lot of things that can cause significant anemia- from just being malnourished, bleeding, other chronic conditions/inflammation, malignancy etc. Bring her to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year-old male with an above average hemoglobin level of 17.7 g/dL. Is that a problem, and what can I do to decrease it?

I am a 22 year-old male with an above average hemoglobin level of 17.7 g/dL. Is that a problem, and what can I do to decrease it?

Hydrate and donate: make sure that your real level if you have the blood test in a circumstances that you could be dehydrated then your level will be higher than normal if you think your hydration was perfect at the time then you check with your physician first and ask if you can donate blood that will be one way to bring it down in good healthy generous way ...Read more