Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin (Hb) is the protein found in the red blood cells, which are red cells found in the blood. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the heart to other tissues and brings carbon dioxide from other tissues back to the heart.

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Iron Deficiency Cause a Pain around the Belly Button

Query: Hello doctor,A few days ago one of my female friends had pain around the belly button. She went to a physician and was told that it could be because of a decrease in iron in the blood. Does iron deficiency relate to pain near the stomach? What can be the other causes?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it can be related. One of the causes of a low hemoglobin count is low iron in the body, which may occur either due to inadequate diet or excessive loss from the stools or menstruation. There are multiple causes, and we need to confirm it by hemoglobin level, ser...  Read Full »

How to increase the level of hemoglobin incase of bleeding in small intestine?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother have diverticulitis and she also suffers from anemia due to some bleeding in small intestine. Her hemoglobin drops down from 10 to 6 every year. Is there any treatment available as we have to transfuse blood every year to maintain the hemoglobin level? She is currently t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diverticula not usually bleed. Presence of diverticula and having chronic intermitted bleeding are two different things. It is highly possible that she has bleeding intermittently from some abnormal bunch of blood vessels called angiodysplasia. However, it shoul...  Read Full »

Will changing shampoo while using Minoxidil cause hairfall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Minoxidil for the past one year. Suddenly in the last three weeks, I am seeing that lots of hair are shedding. I think this because of my shampoo change. Now I have gone back to my original shampoo what I was using earlier, but my still hair shedding is more even after regular ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about hair fall. Please be aware that any hair fall less than 100 strands per day is normal and you should not be worried as it might just be related to temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, any recent fever, dietary habits, and lifestyle....  Read Full »

How common is anemia during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old woman. I am 22 weeks pregnant. I have had blood work done today, which came out normal except for the following values. Hemoglobin 10.8 (11.7-15.5), RBC 3.79 (3.8-5), hematocrit 32% (35-45) and reticulocyte production index 0.72. My serum iron is normal at 56 (50-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin levels do fall during pregnancy. Due to increased fluids in the body, hemodilution will occur and overall hemoglobin levels will fall. This is one of the protective responses to reduce too much loss of blood, i...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

How to improve my hemoglobin level?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had RARP surgery for prostate cancer. My Hb level post surgery fell to 10.8 and I was advised to stay on iron supplement Dexorange Syrup one teaspoon thrice daily after meals. In view of ongoing treatment for erosive gastritis, which is now under control, the Iron supplement...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin level is improving. However, it has not improved to the levels that we will be satisfied to stop supplements. I am also not in favor of continuing su...  Read Full »

Can dried basil and Acitrom be taken together?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife takes Acitrom 3 mg tablet daily. And, she also takes 1 teaspoon of dried basil with milk. Is it alarming? Do I need to stop her eating basil?  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com The interactions of basil with Acitrom (Acenocoumarol) have not been studied in detail. Hence, it is better not to take risk. Please ask her to stop basil. If you can tell me the reason why basil was taken, I can suggest you some alternatives, which are safe to be used alo...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stomach worms?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 6.5 years old. Recently, a worm came out of her mouth alive of about 5 to 8 cm long without vomit. Doctor gave her Bandy plus and told to repeat the dosage after 14 days. Please suggest whether it is a tapeworm. What are the investigations you would like to suggest for her...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worms in tummy are quite common in children. Please give the medication as directed by your doctor. Most of the times it gets resolved. But, if it is persisting, then we may have to repeat the course or give alternate medicine. There are many kinds of worms and it woul...  Read Full »

What does hemoglobin level of 8.9 in a 13-month-old kid indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13-month-old baby has neutrophils 23, lymphocytes 73, WBC 6100, and hemoglobin level is 8.9. Is there any worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question regarding CBC (complete blood count) of your child. The lymphocyte count are usually high in children. So you may need not to worry about lymphocytes count. But the hemoglobin level of your child is definitely low s...  Read Full »

Please give your suggestion on my blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my blood report here for your reference. Please have a look and give me your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have iron deficiency anemia or a hemolytic process going and also you have low platelets. For iron deficiency anemia, I would suggest getting an iron profile, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), hemoglobin and electrophoresis. I suggest 325 mg of Iron three...  Read Full »

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