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Pregnant. Haemoglobin below normal. What diet must she follow? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Dr. My wife is Pregnant of 7 Week, her haemoglobin is 10.6gm% Is it normal or less
Doctor:The levels are below normal.
Doctor:However not that low to be concerned.
User:so what will i do?
Doctor:Pregnancy does lower hemoglobin levels and can be treated with
Doctor:1. Diet - she needs to take healthy diet in iron. Food products such as millets, dark green leafy vegetables, spinach, dried fruits, beans, eggs, meat and so on.
Doctor:2. Medications - Ferrous sulfate tablets are available easily over the market.
Doctor:Since these medications can cause gastric irritation, you might take this after discussing with your doctor.
Doctor:At this point of time, when hemoglobin level is above 10
Doctor:your wife doesn't need this.
Doctor:I am sure with good and healthy diet, she should be able to improve her hemoglobin levels.
Doctor:Encourage her to have those mentioned diet.
Doctor:I missed out on fruits in the list.
User:she is facing so brown blood discharge to viagra also
Doctor:let her take fruits like pomegranate along with cereals and grains.
Doctor:If that is only some minor spotting, then no need to worry.
Doctor:Spotting is common during early pregnancy.
Doctor:If she has severe bleeding with clots with severe abdominal pain, it is an emergency.
User:when see use toilet than some discharge
Doctor:Encourage her to take healthy diet and get her regular antenatal check up / ultrasound scans as and when requried.
Doctor:Talk to her and find out if that is only spotting or severe bleeding.
Doctor:If it's just spotting, then no need to worry.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:And congrats for becoming a father.
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