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I have anemia. I have been taking oral iron supplements. I still feel extremely tired. How do I know if I need iron shots? Hemoglobin level 6.6

I have anemia. I have been taking oral iron supplements. I still feel extremely tired. How do I know if I need iron shots? Hemoglobin level 6.6

A: A level of 6.6 is extremely low. The fact that you are extremely tired is worrisome. It sounds like you need a blood transfusion. I hope your anemia has been investigated, meaning a cause found. At this point I don't think iron injections are appropriate. A blood tranfusion first, then iron for three months with monitoring. This is my opinion. You should discuss all options with your doctor.
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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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Hi, I see a Hemoglobin level of 7.5 and Iron Level of 40 mg/dl as per clinical tests. What is the impact, can it be cured with tablets. Female : 25 y?

Hi, I see a Hemoglobin level of 7.5 and Iron Level of 40 mg/dl as per clinical tests. What is the impact, can it be cured with tablets. Female : 25 y?

Depends: Firstly the etiology of the anemia has to be identified. If it is due to heavy menstrual flow, gynecological evaluation and Iron supplements are usually indicated. Any other cause must be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My sister has a hemoglobin level aof8.7. she was prescribed iron pills but she says cannot take iron because of an ulcer. What else can she take?

My sister has a hemoglobin level aof8.7. she was prescribed iron pills but she says cannot take iron because of an ulcer. What else can she take?

IV iron: Dear Thaider: It actually depends on the cause of the low hemoglobin (also known as anemia). Assuming that the anemia is due to a deficiency of iron (this would need to be confirmed with iron studies) then the best thing that will help is iron. Fortunately, iron can also be given as an intravenous infusion. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hemoglobin level? I have anemia (heavy pms), taking 3 iron pills a day, my level is about 5.8-7. Is there a way to make it norm?

Intravenous Fe: You may not be absorbing the iron in the pills. You should discuss getting intravenous iron, with your doctor. A large amount can be infused in one sitting. You should also take a multivitamin tablet to ensure sufficiency of folate (folic acid) and B12. ...Read more

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Can I purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?

Can I purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?

Maybe: There are simple screening liquids that blood centers use to screen for eligibility for donation. If your crit is high enough then the drop of blood sinks. Don't know if you can get a hold of that liquid. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 16.8. I am taking gnc multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg so is this the cause of high hemoglibin level. Male?

My hemoglobin level is 16.8. I am taking gnc multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg so is this the cause of high hemoglibin level. Male?

No: Nutritional supplements are an unlikely cause of elevated hemoglobin. However, even though high your hemoglobin is not abnormally high. You may wish to consult this site for more info in this topic.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?

My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?

Take diff. Multi. &: No adult males should take iron supplements unless proven deficient. Iron is a pro-oxidant that increases risk of disease and most men get plenty from their diet. Change to a multivitamin without iron.
Consider donating blood- periodically donating blood may reduce risk of acute heart attack up to 88%!
See http://www. Anh-usa. Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/ ...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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What's the normal hemoglobin level of 40 years old woman? How to improve it?

What's the normal hemoglobin level of 40 years old woman? How to improve it?

Varies a little: Your lab might use different "normal", but in general: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl = hemoglobin for adult females. If you have chronic diseases (kidney probs, diabetes, etc.), then you should discuss w/your dr, otherwise, iron-rich foods like dark greens (spinach) and red meat (in moderation) are two obvious answers. Multivitamin w/iron (or prenatal vit) can also help. If still low after 3-4 wks, see ur dr. ...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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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

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What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

What foods can help lower my hemoglobin level?

None: There is no food I know which specifically lowers your hemoglobin level. Deficiency of iron and certain vitamins can lead to anemia but then you will end up with even more problems from the deficiencies. ...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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Is it true that hemoglobin level of 51 very high?

What units?: Is it haemoglobin level of 51gm per 100 ml? That would not be compatible with life. If it is 51 gm per litter, then it is low and the person is anaemic. ...Read more

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How can the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

How can the hemoglobin level in the body be increased?

Depends: Depends on the reason that it is low. About the only thing that you can do on your own is dietary. If you have anemia because of low iron or vitamin deficiency, then improving your diet may help. ...Read more

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What are some foods that can increase my hemoglobin level?

What are some foods that can increase my hemoglobin level?

Depends: Is your hb low or do you want to have it higher than normal? If it is low, first step is to determine the cause and treat the cause. If you are deficient in iron, a common cause of anemia, spinach, crude sugar, and red meats will provide iron. ...Read more

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Can I use cheese for hemoglobin level?

Can I use cheese for hemoglobin level?

Not that iron rich: Try OTC iron supplements, red meats, liver, veggies like spinach, broccoli and Brussel sprouts. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5?

What are the risks of having a hemoglobin level of 7.5?

Depends on cause: If this is the result of acute blood loss, your circulatory system could go into shock. Assuming this low hgb. Developed over time and is not immediately life-threatening, the main risks are those associated with whatever is causing the anemia. If it's iron deficiency, the cause might be slow blood loss from the GI tract;you need to fing the cause of bleeding. But there are many causes of anemia. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is a 9. Do I need blood before hyst?

My hemoglobin level is a 9. Do I need blood before hyst?

Not necessarily: While your hemoglobin is lower than desirable, blood transfusion is not warranted. Hysterectomy is usually an elective procedure and, unless you are bleeding abnormally, you could raise your hemoglobin by taking iron and vitamins. Please discuss the options with your doctor. ...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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How long does it take for the hemoglobin level to stabilize to normal after monofer infusion?

How long does it take for the hemoglobin level to stabilize to normal after monofer infusion?

3-4 weeks: Its a bit varied but 3-4 weeks is reasonable. In other words get the Hgb tested in a month.


Hope this helps

Dr Z ...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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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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I'm a 23 yr old female my hemoglobin level was a 3 they gave me 5 bags of blood in october and now im haven the same symptoms why?

I'm a 23 yr old female my hemoglobin level was a 3 they gave me 5 bags of blood in october and now im haven the same symptoms why?

I don't know..: You are either not making blood or you are losing it from somewhere. You need a thorough medical evaluation to sort this out. And soon! ...Read more

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3yr olds hemoglobin level is 10.9, is this concerning? She doesn't eat well, never has, very picky. Should I be concerned about leukemia?

3yr olds hemoglobin level is 10.9, is this concerning? She doesn't eat well, never has, very picky. Should I be concerned about leukemia?

Anemia: 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, your daughter is anemic and you should consult your doctor about the type of anemia. She may need dietary supplements, like iron and vitamins. Leukemia is not likely, but you should get her to see a doctor. ...Read more

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If a patient had a hemoglobin level in the 40s (4s) how poss is it they could die given its not sudden bloodloss & there's no other serious med issues?

If a patient had a hemoglobin level in the 40s (4s) how poss is it they could die given its not sudden bloodloss & there's no other serious med issues?

Can you explain?: It sounds as if someone close to you died unexpectedly and was known not to be anemic. There are many other causes of death. If you are next-of-kin, you have the right to get an explanation from the physician in charge. Otherwise, ask the family for the actual cause as given, and consider asking for an autopsy if it's not clear. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is an 8.2 L. Do I need to go to ER?

My hemoglobin level is an 8.2 L. Do I need to go to ER?

ER or LMD: Bloods must have been drawn for a reason. Not only should the Hgb be corrected but the source of possible bleeding be identified at age 35. When Hgb drops to 10 corrective measures should be taken with Fe or Procrit (epoetin alfa). When in the 8 gm. Range transfusions should be considered. LMD should proceed with work up. If Hgb much lower than one goes to ER for transfusion. ...Read more

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Do I need to have blood drawn to measure my hemoglobin level?

Do I need to have blood drawn to measure my hemoglobin level?

Blood rqd for test: Although some doctors feel they can estimate your hemaglobin level with clues from a physical; eyelid, palm lines, gum pallor, etc. The only way to get an accurate hemaglobin level is to get a sample. Whether this is from a draw (which gives the best sample) or a finger stick (like a glucose test) you need blood to tell what's in it. ...Read more

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I am anemic and have a hemoglobin level of 88 g/l. How serious is this?

I am anemic and have a hemoglobin level of 88 g/l. How serious is this?

Did you mean 8·8?: Normal hemoglobin is about 15 (+/- few) so around 8 is indeed very low. You need the cause of this anemia investigated and properly treated. In the meantime you may need blood transfusion ...Read more

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My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8. what treatment should be given for her?

My mother has her hemoglobin level as 8. what treatment should be given for her?

Find the cause: Hopefully a cause can be found and the anemia treated without transfusion being necessary. If she's short of breath from her anemia, she may need a transfusion to keep her safe. But she must insist that a cause be found. ...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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