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Will An Iron Shot Improve My Hemoglobin Level
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 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.
Take care. ...Read more
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
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?
How much vit c grams should I take per day to increase hemoglobin level with iron for sure and when should I take it?
One Thousand mg: You can take 1000 mg per day ...Read more
What was your Hb: What was your hb to start with. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12.4?: If you mean 12.4 then it is normal. 124 definitely would not be ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If my hemoglobin level is the same as it was 1 year ago (116) would this mean I could be bleeding from somewhere? Or is that ruled out?
Hemoglobin: If your hemoglobin is stable it is unlikely you have active bleeding. ...Read more
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
Is 15.5 a high hemoglobin level? Or is it normal for a 33 year old female? Some labs that number is in normal range. Some labs it is out of range.
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl ...Read more
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
Iam having low hemoglobin of 6.8.from the last few weeks iam eating uncooked rice. Iam unable to stop it, will it effect my hemoglobin level to decrease?
Hgb 0f 6.8 I: Is a critical number and suggests the need for a blood transfusion and evaluation. See a hematologist asap. ...Read more
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
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
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