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My father has low hemoglobin he has had 5 bags of blood and 1 bag of iron in the last three weeks after all this his level is now at 119 and falling ?

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Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anemia

It sounds as if your father is either not making enough red blood cells or they are being destroyed or lost.
A complete workout should be done to determine if this is an error and blood cell production or if he is losing blood cells.

In brief: Anemia

It sounds as if your father is either not making enough red blood cells or they are being destroyed or lost.
A complete workout should be done to determine if this is an error and blood cell production or if he is losing blood cells.
Dr. James Gulley
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anemia

It sounds like there needs to be additional workup to determine the reason for your father's anemia.
Iron deficiency anemia is usually due to blood loss rather than a lack of iron intake. Tests such as a colonoscopy are often done to look for gastrointestinal blood loss.

In brief: Anemia

It sounds like there needs to be additional workup to determine the reason for your father's anemia.
Iron deficiency anemia is usually due to blood loss rather than a lack of iron intake. Tests such as a colonoscopy are often done to look for gastrointestinal blood loss.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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