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 (50-170). I have noticed my RBC and hemoglobin levels dropping during the last two three months. My RBC and hemoglobin were 5.1 and 14 respectively for many years. They were the same even when I was 18 weeks pregnant last year, but I lost that pregnancy. Is this anemia typical of pregnancy or should I worry about some marrow disease? I am a bit of a hypochondriac and that reticulocyte index being low makes me apprehensive. What treatment should I follow?
Welcome to icliniq.com.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:
For further information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist
Was this answer helpful?|
.. your concern. I see two problems in your history. Let me tell you the reason and solution. Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 21 active plus seven dummy pills, or the single dose of an emergency contraceptive pill. Whichever you take, wi... Read fullMy hemoglobin levels are high. Do I need to worry?
.. through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are a few significant abnormalities which I will try to address. Your hemoglobin is high but your hematocrit is normal. It is usually seen in people who s... Read fullCan hemoglobin A2 level 4.3 indicate a carrier of beta-thalassemia?
If it is more than 13, then iron deficiency anemia or normal finding ... In short, it is used to differentiate between thalassemia and iron deficiency Read full
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex six weeks ago and my period was late for two weeks. I used the first PT when my period was five days late and it has two lines but it is not that visible. After three days, I tried again and it is already negative. Up to the two-weeks late period, all PT are negat... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the 1st of last month. I did not have sex until the 33rd day (it was protected sex) of my cycle. Now, I have not yet had my periods. It is the 39th day and I took a pregnancy test on the 38th day and it came out to be negative. I do not know what to do. I did ha... Read Full »
Article Overview: High hemoglobin levels or polycythemia can be due to smoking, dehydration, or heart problems. This article describes the types and treatment options for polycythemia. Read Article
When Is the Hemoglobin Level Considered to Be High? According to the conventional definition, it is considered as high hemoglobin when levels are more than 18.5 g/dL for men and 16.5 g/dL for women. High hemoglobin levels are associated with high hematocrit (also called as PCV) levels which are def... Read Article
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Hematologist Now