Female with hemoglobin level 5 mg. Will this make any problem further? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi there, during the reguler check-up, i found that Hemoglobine level in my wife blood test measures as 5 mg..
can you please advise is this make any problem further?
that is very low
the normal Hb, should be at least at 13 gms for females
but first she will need to under evaluation, to know the cause of low Hb
is there any test for that?
and based on that, iron therapy, initially with IV injections and then oral tablets can be started
yes, it will
it can cause severe bleeding, and severe complications for the mother
before getting pregnant, she should have a hb of at least 12
she should avoid getting pregnant until then
ohhh... Can you please recommends the test before starting iron therapy.
first i would advice a physical examination of your wife by a a doctor
this will prevent any unnessary testing
based on the exact history, tests can be limited to a few needed ones
ok..thanks a lot for the advise
and avoid doing a complete panel of tests, which will be costly
I hope u understood my suggestion
yes thanks again
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