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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: Low Hemoglobns levels
|elsa - Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:41 pm||
I am a female ,28 yrs, asthma patient. Recently my CBC shows:
hemoglobin 10.3, rbc 3.82, hct 33.3
My PCP ordered more test:
ferritin, vit b12, folic acid, iron +TIBC (All these came normal)
They repeated the hemoglobin two more times (11.2 and 10.7) and rbc and hct are still low.
My hematologist sis a bone marrow sample and a biosy.
I don't know what to think...
|Marceline F, RN - Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:02 am||
Dear Elsa Lynn,
Sometimes the concerns we have are seated in somewhat basic situations: At 28 years of age, is is entirely possible that your mildly low Hgb may be due to heavy menses. You did not mention if you happen to be having heavy periods. It may be of value to check your Hgb just before your next period if this is so, and then check it after your cycle is finished. This will let your physician know how much blood loss you are having. Has your tested level ever been much higher than 11.2? 12.0 - 15.2 is a typical normal range for Hgb in females.
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