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Hemiglobin lost post op. 2 days after total knee replacement my wife hemiglobin level dropped 1 point in 6 hrs from 8.7 to 7.7 is this normal?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Blood loss

Check with orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery.
It may be acute blood loss, hemo dilution from IV fluids, or testing variability.

In brief: Blood loss

Check with orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery.
It may be acute blood loss, hemo dilution from IV fluids, or testing variability.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Blood lose

Not uncommon post operatively can imply hemorage but could also be dilutional blood count dropping from intravenous fluids.

In brief: Blood lose

Not uncommon post operatively can imply hemorage but could also be dilutional blood count dropping from intravenous fluids.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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