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Why Does Hgb Decrease When You Have Pneumonia
They don't: Something else is going on. If this is a homework assignment, either get clarification or report the question to your teacher's supervisor. In chronic inflammation such as leprosy or osteomyelitis, red cell precursors may not hemoglobinize well because of interleukins 1 and 6. This won't happen in an ordinary acute pneumonia. ...Read more
Don't think so: The left lung only has two lobes (upper and lower) and so the descriptions amount to the same. (The right lower lung is composed of the middle lobe and the lower lobe, so there is a chance for confusion). Decreased pneumonia means, in the opinion of the radiologist, the amount of fluid & inflammation is less than seen earlier. But the "pneumonia" must have been present earlier to have "decreased". ...Read more
Daily multidisciplinary rounds to implement the ventilator bundle decreases ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients: but does it affect outcome?
During a recent illness my albumin level was decreased. It was .3.4 my total protein was 5.8 and calcium was 8.1 I had severe pneumonia at the time ?
See you doctor: Your symptoms are too complex for this forum to help you. See your doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Too many things to list! please note that it can also be normal to have a small decrease in hemoglobin and red blood cell count. To give a proper answer, one would need to look through all blood work and medication lists. ...Read more
my hemoglobin or hgb is 16.6 i male
i need to decrease it shall i donate blood or what shall I do in fear of polycythimia I am 25 yars old?
Yes: Not horribly high, and your specific situation needs discussed with your dr who knows your family history and what your lab values are / have been. If 16.6-ish is where you always are, that is normal for you. If climbing, then potential concern. Can always donate blood while healthy to save lives and if it helps allay this concern as well, great! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause a ten point decrease in hematocrit following liver biopsy over 2 days? Hgb decr. Also CRP 270, d dimer 1600. Bleeding from liver bx?
Wondering what might be wrong: becoming more & more anemic (hct 30; hgb 8.0; RBC 2.9, ESR 91; platelets 485k; serum protein electrophoresis showed a slight decrease in albumin.
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
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