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What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

What does a 6.4 hemoglobin level mean?

Blood loss: When Hgb drops below 10 gm one has to be suspicious of blood loss but can be corrected by meds such as ProCrit (epoetin alfa). When Hgb is in the 8 gm. Range transfusion necessary to bring to over 12. At 6.4 transfusion and work up for blood loss required. Can be vaginal from uterine lesion, GI from ulcer or tumor but this must be defined and corrected. Depending on symptoms appropriate physician needed. ...Read more

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What do you need to do if your hemoglobin level is a 9?

What do you need to do if your hemoglobin level is a 9?

Find the reason. ...: Your doctor could investigate the underlying cause of your anemia... At age 37, iron deficiency is more common. Subsequently, appropriate treatment could be offered. In case of iron deficiency, iron tablets or intravenous iron could be prescribed. Hgb is not low enough to transfuse. Would avoid transfusions if the underlying cause could be treated. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if my hemoglobin level is 7.5?

Should I go to the ER if my hemoglobin level is 7.5?

Go to ER.: Yes please, go to ER right away. You need to be evaluated to find out what is the cause of your anemia and also possibly need a blood transfusion. ...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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Hemoglobin level 7.2 is it risky for pregnant women (age 28)?

Hemoglobin level 7.2 is it risky for pregnant women (age 28)?

Yes: She is on her 2nd trimester on her pregnancy- she should discuss this with her OB and get some work up done to find out the cause of anemia. Part of it could be related to pregnancy, however if this is caused by severe iron deficiency or folate (folic acid) deficiency- not only it will affect the mother but also the baby growth and development will be affected as well. Go to see OB for further discussion. ...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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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 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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I'm worried because my hemoglobin level was 85 when I was on ferrous sulphate, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hemoglobin level was 85 when I was on ferrous sulphate, what do you suggest?

It wasn't 85: Nobody has a hemoglobin level of 85 in the usual units. Please try to find out what your real lab values are, whether you actually have iron deficiency, if so why, whether merely replacing iron is appropriate or whether a source of blood loss should be identified, and -- forgive my frankness -- whether you and your physician don't simply need to have a straight talk. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 18 mo son has a hemoglobin level of 10.8. What is a healthy level for this age? Is supplementation necessary?

My 18 mo son has a hemoglobin level of 10.8. What is a healthy level for this age? Is supplementation necessary?

A little low...: His hemoglobin level should be about 12, so he is a little low. The most common reason for a low red blood cell level in this age is iron deficiency. Getting a toddler to eat foods rich in iron (green leafy vegetables, red meat, beans, lentils) can be a little challenging, but it is important for his development. Also limiting milk intake can help. Talk with his health provider. ...Read more

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I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

I have a high hemoglobin level of 162 (female) it has raised from 141 2 weeks ago and I feel very tired all the time?

The "numbers": Don't appear "right" to me.

Ask again with careful use of decimal points and (if possible) NORMAL RANGE for LAB used!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm a thalasamia trait patient with hemoglobin level 10 %. Can I do workouts like cardio & strength.?

What do you suggest if I'm a thalasamia trait patient with hemoglobin level 10 %. Can I do workouts like cardio & strength.?

Exercise test: You probably could build up slowly but best to see a sports medicine doctor that could do an exercise test to determine what level you can exercise at safely. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin, what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

My hemoglobin level is 14.6. I am 25 year old male. What is normal hemoglobin, what it depicts about my future health? RBC count is also high.

That's fine: That hemoglobin is perfectly normal for a man. And reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more

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I need to donate blood on Friday but my hemoglobin level was 11.5 on Monday. What can I do to increase my HG levels in 3 days, so I can donate?

I need to donate blood on Friday but my hemoglobin level was 11.5 on Monday. What can I do to increase my HG levels in 3 days, so I can donate?

Anemia evaluation: You are anemic and you should have a medical evaluation to determine the cause of your anemia: no quick 3 day cure- please get checked for the cause of your anemia: most common causes in women are iron deficiency and folic acid deficiency. ...Read more

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My daughter is 17 years old, and her hemoglobin level is 17.6. We are very worried about her. She is very healthy and very active. What should we d?

My daughter is 17 years old, and her hemoglobin level is 17.6. We are very worried about her. She is very healthy and very active. What should we d?

Follow Up: Follow up with the MD who ordered the test. A value of 17.6g/dl is unusually elevated for an adolescent female and requires further assessment. Hemoglobin maybe elevated in instances of poor oxygen supply, excessive production of a substance that help the body produce hemoglobin called erythropoeitin or excessive proliferation of the cells in the marrow that produce hemoglobin.
Take care ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 11 3 what is the chance it is a cancer of some sort. My levels were fine at my physical last year. I am a male 63 years of age?

My hemoglobin level is 11 3 what is the chance it is a cancer of some sort. My levels were fine at my physical last year. I am a male 63 years of age?

Walk B4 U Run: What was your hb last year? 11.3 is only a little low. Anemia may be due to different causes, many of which are not secondary to cancer. Your doctor will be able to do some simple lab tests to determine if it is due to decreased production of red blood cells or increased loss. If (s)he identifies evidence of internal bleeding from the GI tract, you will need to see a GI doctor for endoscopy. ...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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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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At what hemoglobin level will I need a transfusion?

At what hemoglobin level will I need a transfusion?

No definite level: This is a complex question. We would need to know what is the patient's problem. If there is no immediate surgical issue, then transfusions are given if there are symptoms like chest pain. If there is blood loss during surgery, then indications are different. At our hospital, the medical staff has said there should be no transfusions unless the hemoglobin less than 8 gm/dl. ...Read more

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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 cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6?

Anemia: You have anemia. What is mcv. Most likely anemia is from blood loss and indicates iron deficiency. Can get reticulocyte count checked. Most common cause in you may be heavy menstrual flow. If that is not the case will worry about blood loss from gut and will advise check up. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a maximum level of hemoglobin level allowed for donating blood?

Is there such thing as a maximum level of hemoglobin level allowed for donating blood?

Possibly: If your hemoglobin is too high, ie greater than 17 grams/dl, the blood bank may be concerned that the person may have a chronic myeloprolferative disease. This is rare however and can be easily ruled out. Other causes include copd, high altitudes, low oxygenation, testosterone therapy, etc. In those cases, giving blood is therapeutic. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Anemia: Microcytic anemia (low mcv) with a high RDW (cells very a lot in size) is most likely associated with anemia from loss of red blood cells. The increased RDW is likely from reticulocytes or new rbc that the body is producing. A full of valuation for this should be done. ...Read more

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What cases hemoglobin level of 10.9 hematocrit levels of 33.9 and RDW level of 15.6 my MCV level is 85?

Variety of things.: This is not enough info to be sure, but looks like you have a mild iron deficiency anemia. This is understandable in a menstruating female. Could also be a more complex anemia with underlying thalassemia. Would need to see iron and ferritin and old blood counts to be sure. ...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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