Low Hemoglobin

Low hemoglobin count in your blood indicates anemia. The average hemoglobin count for men and women is 13.5 and 12 g/dL, and anything less than that is considered anemia. Other conditions that cause low hemoglobin are cancer, kidney disease, lead poisoning, liver cirrhosis, and hypothyroidism.

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Why is my mother's Hb low even after taking Orofer XT?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's iron levels are low. Four months back too we had done her blood tests and got to know that her iron levels are low. She had Orofer XT for two months, but still they seem to be low. Also, she had a urinary infection a week back and took a course of antibiotics for that. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Her iron absorption seems to be less. Improvement with vitamin C supplements could be helpful. Iron absorption improves with vitamin C rich diet or citric acid rich fruits. She need to avoid diet factors which are ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe heartburn from Ecosprin intake?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 47 years old. Firstly, I want to tell you that (at present) my mother has a uterus tumor and kidney calculus. Last year her triglyceride was 402, cholesterol was 260, ECG was normal and TMT was showing negative. But the doctor said that she has a minor blockage that the mach...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to see the lipid profile, ECG (electrocardiogram), TMT (treadmill stress test) and echocardiography report of your mother to guide you better but still, I recommend you the following: Your mother is taking a high dose of Aspirin i.e. 150 mg (a component of Ec...  Read Full »

Why is my 65-year-old mother's hemoglobin level low?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She got tested for hemoglobin and fasting blood sugar. The results are 5.20 g/dL and 123 mg/dL respectively. The hemoglobin level is alarming. Three years ago, she had same hemoglobin level. She was admitted for a week and two units of blood were transfused. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Hemoglobin level is very low for her age and I think that you should get your mother admitted in hospital for blood transfusion. We have to look for the cause for decrease hemoglobin. At this age bleeding is mostly due to ova...  Read Full »

Can constipation be caused by iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife who is 40 years old has hemoglobin level of 8. Which iron or other supplement should she take immediately? She regularly feels quite tired. She had the same issues during her college days too. Also, can iron tablets cause constipation? If yes, kindly suggest remedial measures. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is having chronic anemia then one advice would be to make sure that it is due to iron deficiency anemia indeed and not due to other deficiency or thalassemia minor. If hemogram was done, red blood cell distribution width RDW of ≥15% and picture of micro...  Read Full »

Please explain my mother's medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I want a medical opinion for my mother who is diabetic for the last 26 years. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload any medical record of your mother, only recent ones about two months old only. Also, go for her blood sugar levels right now and tell me what her blood pressure status is? Is she suffering from any other diseases? Revert back with the reports and...  Read Full »

What causes burning back pain and morning stiffness with low platelet and Hb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from low platelet count, low hemoglobin, burning back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, forearm pain, breathing problems, abdominal pain, morning stiffness, foot, and hand pain. I feel tired, eyes pain and burning, headache, pallor, and frequent urination. My burning pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The shoulder pain, arm pain like symptoms could be because of low vitamin B12 levels. So you can complete the course of B12 injection. For breathing issue, however, you need to investigate with spirometry and chest x-ray. Additionally, I have observed that your hemo...  Read Full »

Is menorrhagia likely to cause low hemoglobin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from menorrhagia after the birth of my second daughter. I went for medication and presently it is almost under control. I have to take Tranexa two tablets three times daily for the first two days of the menstrual cycle. Suddenly I notice that my hemoglobin has fallen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are 40 years old now and this problem has not suddenly cropped up. You are having menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) from the last 5 years or so, for which you are having 1 gm of Trenaxa to temporarily stop bleeding. That is the reason for anemia, which is low he...  Read Full »

What are the causes of cold intolerance and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I am suffering from a poor quality of sleep. My body feels heavy as it resists movement and I am slothful. My sensitivity to cold is very high as I avoid bath sometimes. During daytime, fatigue and sleepiness follow me and later in the evening I feel too tired that I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. All the symptoms that you have mentioned are indicating that you might have been suffering from hypothyroidism. Sensitivity to cold, poor sleep, fatigue, poor concentration can be symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be known by a sim...  Read Full »

Are eating slate pencils and raw rice normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister eats slate pencils of two boxes a day and she also eats raw rice too much. So can you give some medicines which taste like a slate pencil?  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, child eating slate pencils and rice is an indication of severe anemia. Tell your parents to get tested for hemoglobin and start on the iron supplement which increases iron levels and blood levels and reduces craving for these rice and slate pencils. Second, the ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for sickle cell anemia.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, and I have sickle cell anemia. My Hb is 7.7 g/dL now. What medicines should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sickle cell anemia has no proper cure. The goal of Management is to: 1) Relieve pain (with pain killers). 2) Preventing infections. 3) Preventing complications. As you know in sickle cell anemia, red blood cells are abnormal in structure and function. So it needs...  Read Full »

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