Q. My hemoglobin level is 5. 4 g/dL. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 15, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 23, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am 33 years old, 6 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 100 kg. My hemoglobin level is 5.4 g/dL, and platelet level is 1.38 lakh/mcL. I have attached the reports. Please help.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I went through your post and the investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • You have severe iron deficiency anemia, and your hemoglobin is less than six, which makes you a candidate to get admitted to the hospital. First, receive blood followed by evaluation for the cause of low hemoglobin.
  • In males, the most common cause is blood loss from the gut. You will need an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) and if needed a colonoscopy test. For the time being, I suggest you start iron supplements. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with their consent.

Regards.

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