I am having hip arthroscopy this week. If I turn out to have anemia will they still do the surgery?

It depends. If the anemia is mild, for instance a hemoglobin level of 8 or 9, or chronic and stable, you should be able to have the surgery. A hemoglobin level less than 10 in an otherwise healthy individual should be investigated to see why its low. If the anemia is severe, it will need to be worked up and corrected. Anemia is less acceptable if there is heart disease and certain other conditions.
That depends. Depending on how anemic you actually are, the reason for your anemia, and what is actually planned during your surgery, you may be best to postpone your procedure. While blood loss during hip arthroscopy is typically minimal, it would be smartest not to put yourself at any increased risk for a bit very elective procedure.
Generally yes. Unless your anemia is critical, you can have surgery. Blood loss is minimal with this procedure.
Anemia. There are many causes for anemia and depending on the exact diagnosis the surgery may or may not be performed. A hematologist will have to address the causes and may make recommendations re: surgery.

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I am having hip arthroscopy this week. If I test positive for anemia, should they still do the surgery?

Depends... Anemia is not uncommon in many situations... Eg. Menstruating women. It also depends on the severity, your age, co-existent medical problems, etc. Your primary care doctor should be able to answer this more accurately. This is purely elective surgery... Make sure you are in the best health possible before surgery. Do not worry about the inconvenience to the surgeon! Read more...
It would be ok. The blood loss grom surgeru will be10-20cc its the anesthesiologists call. Read more...
Scopy or plasty? Scopy probably ok, unless anemia severe enough to pose a threat to safely undergo anesthetic or other health problems. Hip replacement -arthroplasty- can lose significantly more blood and lead to transfusion. More important is to find cause for unexplained severe anemia, and that may itself be a reason to delay elective surgery. Read more...
Anemia. If you are anemic, surgery should be postponed until a thorough hematologic work up is performed and completed. Hip arthroscopy is "elective.". Read more...

If I have anemia can they still do hip arthroscopy?

Yes. Hip arthroscopy looses very little blood. In general, we loose between 1 and 50cc of blood from a hip arthroscopy procedure. I would perform hip arthroscopy on an anemic patient unless there are underlying heart conditions that make the anesthesia more risky. Read more...
Y- with MD clearance. The short answer is likely, "yes". You will likely need medical clearance from your primary care provider, and a thorough evaluation by the anesthesia team prior to your date of actual surgery to make sure the entire surgical team is aware of any issues specific to your condition ahead of time. Read more...