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Blood transfusion for low Hb level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   I have 7g/dL levels of hemoglobin, is it recommended for me to have blood transfusion?
User :   there are numerous risks associated with the transfusion; are there alternatives to that?
Doctor :   how old are you
User :   49
Doctor :   do u have any other medical problems like breathlessness along with low haemoglobin
User :   hemoglobin levels were 12g/dL in June
Doctor :   then u might need transfusion
User :   yes, breathlessness and heart burning
User :   also muscle fatigue
Doctor :   how long
User :   about three months
Doctor :   r u losing blood any way
User :   but the symptoms increased withing past few weeks
Doctor :   do u have blood in stools?
User :   yes, I am premenopausal and have had heavy periods
User :   no bloody stools
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   I don't know these details much, this is about my friend really.
Doctor :   ok
User :   she's female, married, weight about 160
User :   no dependents
Doctor :   how old is ur friend
User :   49
Doctor :   if there is blood loss
Doctor :   then the source should be located and treated adequately
Doctor :   i would suggest you to consult a physician and get these tests doneDoctor :   serum Iron, Complete blood count,
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