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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Can Feroglobin help to reduce puffiness and swelling in face due to iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am a patient with repeated episodes of iron deficiency anemia due to submucosal fibroids. Yesterday, I felt so different as I was tired, had difficulty in breathing, and weak. So I went to buy Feroglobin B12 (liquid iron). Today, I woke up with a swollen face, and th...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your hemoglobin levels. Having very low hemoglobin levels cause these symptoms. You can take Feroglobin B12 (Iron and Folic acid) five milliliters after lunch and dinner in thirty milliliters of water. You need to drink some more water after takin...  Read Full »

What should I do to correct my low Hb and other blood values?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old male. My hemoglobin is 9.3, PLCR 45%, Plateletcrit 0.42%. I am facing weight loss for the past three months, and I have a persistent cough. Currently, I am on medications for diabetes and hypertension.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the attached report (atachment removed to protect patient identity), hemoglobin level, PCV (packed cell voulme), MCV (mean corpuscular volume) and MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) are especially low which is suggestive of anemia. RDW (red cell distr...  Read Full »

What should I do to increase my persistent low hemoglobin level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I am a pre-diabetic with vitamin D deficiency and a low hemoglobin level. My hemoglobin levels are always below 12. I have reports of more than three to four years, and it has never crossed 12. I am vegetarian, and that could be one of the reasons as per the d...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level is slightly low, along with low MCV (mean corpuscular volume) and PCV (packed cell volume). It seems most likely to be iron deficiency anemia, for which you can be prescribed Ferrous ascorbate tablet for one or two months. You can investigat...  Read Full »

Kindly analyze the CT results and provide a treatment for the pain in the lower part of the chest.

Query: Hi Doctor,I am 64 years old, BP, Diabetes and Heart patient. I am having pain on my lower left part of the chest (above the Spleen) that looks like a bone pain. I feel it only when pressure is applied on the left side. I am having the pain for the last 10 days now. I visited a doctor and he suggeste...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello went through your post and reports ,you seem to be more interested in CT scan there are nonenhancing nodules in CT which generally have no significance in clinical non enhancing are benign lesion and are common findings on CT.There are few healed rib fractures which possibly are cause of pain...  Read Full »

How to treat constant lowering of Hb in an older person?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 71 years old. She was taking regular medicines for HTN, chronic depression and old ischemic stroke. Her Hb dropped gradually from 12.3 to 9.8 inspite of taking iron rich food and iron tablets. Following tests were done. Hemogram with ESR, 2D echo, ECG, thyroid profile, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand it has been a tough time for you to undergo these repeat testing and endoscopic examination again and again. In both endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see ulcers in the esophagus (food pipe) over its low...  Read Full »

Why my dad's hemoglobin level drops constantly?

Query: Hello doctor,A year ago, my dad was diagnosed with anemia after his hemoglobin levels dropped to 4 g/L. Since then, he has received two blood transfusions and several iron infusions. He has had several tests done to rule out any major illnesses, and all came back normal. For the time being, the tran...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now see anemia iron deficiency is due to two factors. First is that body is losing the iron stores through some bleeding, and for that, endoscopy and colonoscopy have been performed, and no reasons are found. So, we should concentrate on the second factor: productio...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter too lazy to do her daily activities?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16 years old. Three years back, she attended menarche. She is very sensitive, fear all things, and always cries in every incident. She is too lazy in daily activities, like bathing, brushing, etc. This laziness reflects in her studies also. I hope this will change as she...  Read Full »


Dr. Guruvamsee Krishna Avvaru

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please reply to my queries, 1. How is her mood from the last three months? 2. In what activities she is more interested, encourage her to do that. 3. How is her progress in school? 4. Did you get any complaints about her academics from school? 5. What is your profe...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy, weak, and short of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, Since a few months, I am feeling dizzy and weak with vomiting sensation and blurred vision. For the past two weeks, I have been feeling shortness of breath and constant headache. I also feel cold in my legs and hands. Sometime, I feel more blood flowing in my head. I am 24 years old. My h...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly less. Although, it is normal for women, but if you had a normal hemoglobin before and now it has fallen, then it can cause the symptoms of breathlessness as ment...  Read Full »

How long does it take for hemoglobin to improve after blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I did my blood test. The hemoglobin is astonishingly low at 4.1. I did ferritin test and B12 test and the results are attached. Blood transfusion was done - one bottle. The hemoglobin increase to 5.5, but again reduced to 5.1. I have a fever on and off. What problem do I have? I am feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level is very low. In low hemoglobin state, the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood is affected and so weakness and other symptoms occur. You need to be given blood transfusion or iron injections. But, your ferritin level is high. So hemolytic anemia...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my abnormal CBC values with Hashimoto's disease.

Query: Hello doctor, I have autoimmune issues (Hashimotos and complete alopecia). For the last few years, my annual CBC has shown raised monocytes and eosinophils. My latest monocytes are 9.9% and eosinophils 5%. I have had low hemoglobin for years. My ESR is raised to 80 over the last five years, and my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion about your case. In your attached complete blood count (CBC) (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the important findings are low Hb (hemoglobin), PCV (packed cell volume), low platelet, high RDW (red cell distribution width), high ...  Read Full »

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