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Diagnosed with thyroid earlier, TSH levels high, planning for a baby, donates blood, haemoglobin level 11.7 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had a question
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   I was diagnosed with thyroid earlier..TSH levels were high
Doctor :   ok
User :   Doctor recommended to get detailed check up
User :   everything came up normal in that report
User : did not prescribe any medicine
User :   can i still donate my blood?
User :   today is blood donation camp in our office
Doctor :   Yes you can donate your blood.But do you have any medical illness . Have you previously checked your haemoglobin levels.
User :   and we are planning for baby from few months...
Doctor : soon are you planning for a baby.
User :   inspite of all this, can i still donate my blood?
User :   i hav 11.7
Doctor :   Then you better not donate.
User :   haemoglobin level
Doctor :   This is because you need to have that extra reserve of haemoglobin.
User :   we are planning from 3 months
User :   i hav not conceived yet
Doctor :   Yes.But 3 months prior to pregnancy we advise patients to take folic acid tablets.
User :   ok..thanks
User :   i will then not donate
User :   thanks for your time
User :   :)
Doctor :   To increase their haemoglobin counts.
Doctor :   So according to me you should start taking folic acid tablets and not donate blood.
Doctor :   I hope i answered your query.
Doctor :   It seems you have moved away from the chat window.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   take care.
User :   ok..yes i started to take folic acid tablets
User :   i got a i was not able to reply back
User :   bye
User :   thanks once again
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