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Q. My mother's hemoglobin is 5. Her feet and face are swollen. What do I do?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 22, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hello doctor,

My mother's hemoglobin is 5 g/dL. Her feet and face are swollen, what do I do?

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Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.

Hemoglobin of 5 g% is very low and an indication for blood transfusion.

As you are saying her face is swollen, she might be landing into a heart failure.

There are multiple causes of severe anemia.

She requires admission and evaluation.

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