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I have low hb
hb is 6.6
because of iron deficiency
iron level is 16
so is the both related?
what is the treatment for this?
Best treatment for iron deficiency is oral iron supplements
Your Hb is quite low
Do you have symptoms?
Since you may need whole blood transfusion
i am doing all the works as usual and daily 1 hour walk and 30 min yoga
I have consulted a doctor(general physician) she suggested the blood transfusion
is their any side effects/dis advantages of blood transfusion?
If the anemia is putting stres on your heart, then transfusion is a must
i didn't do those tests
That is reassuring
Most probably it is exclusive iron deficiency
Are you a vegetarian or non vegetarian?
So you must be low in folic acid and vit B12
My suggestion is
First get blood checked for vit B12 and folic acid
can suggest the best hospitals to join around marthahalli
Watch out for any signs of occult bleed somewhere like urine or stools
Occult bleed can be checked with urine analysis and fecal occult blood test
There are many hospitals there
i have insurance so i will join and do the tests and if require blood transfusion
Manipal is a cheaper hospital, while yashomati, fortis, apollo are also good ones
yashomati is good?
Yes it is
how much it's cost approx?
You will need to check with them
how many times the blood transfusion require?
Preferably consult a hematologist
is everything will be done in one sitting?
Actually it depends on many factors
If everything goes well, you find your blood type etc, it may be done in one day
is there any disadvantages of blood transfusion?
Sometimes reactions, infection etc may happen
The transfused blood may not match your blood completely
In such a case your body may reject the transfusion
Someimes blood may harbor some kind of infection which may be transmitted
they(hospital) will do the tests for this and proceed for the blood transfusion right?
I have done the master health check up and all the reports are normal except HB
and my sperm count is also less
That is a good thing that all other tests are normal
Sperm count is unrelated to hb
is the HB and sperm count have any relation?
how to know why my sperm count is less
i am using medicines from past 2 months for increase of count
but no improvement
Which medicine you are using?
for one month
I think that we first focus on raising the hb
When it is raised
we check sperm count again
i have checked it again recently
there is no improvment
Maxoza has some herbal medicines
If it is not working you may discontinue it
I have used paterina(1-0-1),zincovit(0-0-1) for one month
I have never heard of ubphine
my motility and morphology is normal
I have not heard about paterina too
we are trying for a baby from past 8 months
please help us mam
there are better alternatives like intrauterine insemination
It will save you from going for so many medicines
I like to do in natural way
Intrauterine insemination is also safe
what causes the sperm count low
Many causes like infection, trauma, chronic disease
That is why I suggested you to first normalize your hb
I have done all the test all are normal
Mostly no cause is found
except FSH is 8.1
we have a lot of pressure form parents an relatives
Stress can also cause it
Many couples do not conceive the first year
ok,we married 2.5 years before
Your FSH is normal
You can try for 3-4 more months
If it does not happen, then go for IUI
It is not same as test tube baby
how much is the success rate for IUI?
But its high
since everything else seems to be normal
so if your partner is ovulating, it has high success rate
I want to find the problem for sperm count and fix it permanently but not finding what is the problem
from my wife side everything is normal
ovulating correctly and size is also 21X21
So that is good
You just have low hb, all other tests are normal
So I am assuming there is no cause for low sperm count
Your hb will increase by 3 g in 3 m
So after 3 months repeat your hb and sperm count
manipal is cheaper or yasomathi is cheaper?
I would suggest against it
Maxoza has similar constituents
Moreover their efficacy is not established in research
They may have unknown side effects
he also suggested the same as you said
try for 2-3 months naturally ,if not comes meet me after 3 months
That is the way to go then
Till then do not stress out
Keep doing your yoga
and leave the rest to nature
I wont use the these(Maxoza and paterna) then
Whenever you take any medicine, check its side effects on internet
or with your doctor
thanks for your valuable suggestions
Thanks for coming on chat
First i will increase my HB by joining to manipal
then i will see the sperm count later
good night bye
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