Recombinant Erythropoietin

Recombinant erythropoietin or erythropoietin stimulating agents is synthetic erythropoietin produced by gene cloning. It is given in patients where transfusion is impossible or when the patient is not willing for transfusion. It is provided by an injection that induces the synthesis and release of red blood cells from the bone marrow. Patients under cancer chemotherapy and chronic lung disease patients require it. Increased blood pressure, fever, nausea, pain, and swelling at the injection site are the adverse effects of the drug.

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What does high hemoglobin level indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am so worried. I had a blood test and my hemoglobin is 16 g/dl (9.9 mmol/l) and hematocrit is 46 PTC. I am female, 39, and healthy. My white blood cells, platelets, and thrombocytes are in normal middle range. Is a bit high hemoglobin sign of some sickness? What to do next?  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to So, actually, your hemoglobin level is borderline high and not low. So, you are not having anemia. You are probably thinking about polycythemia. But as your hemoglobin is not much elevated and your total WBC count with platelet count are within range, no need to wo...  Read Full »

I am 6 months pregnant.I have beta thalassemia.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am 6 months pregnant. My hemoglobin level is 8.3g/dL and I have heterozygous state of beta thalassemia. My doctor has advised for blood transfusion. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ¬† The beta thalassemia carrier state, which results from heterozygosity for beta thalassemia, is clinically asymptomatic and is defined by specific hematological features. Considering that you are 6 months pregnant and your hemoglobin is 8.3 g/dL ¬†indicates moderate a...  Read Full »

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