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Report showed hemoglobin is 5. Can I donate blood?

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Hi Doctor,

I am XXXXX Recently when I went to donate my blood I was told my hemoglobin is 5 which is way too low. Please prescribe me.
Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need urgent treatment

Detailed Answer:

I am sorry but your health is in danger.

Having a hemoglobin level of 5 is definitely XXXXXXX to health. This needs to be treated on an urgent basis.

For this level of hemoglobin, we usually recommend blood transfusion around 2 to 3 pints followed by injectable iron for a month, and then put the patient on Oral iron tablets.

I am sorry but please do not ignore your health. This is a serious health condition and requires immediate treatment.

Please consult your primary care physician at the earliest.

Wish you quick recovery.

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Follow-up: Report showed hemoglobin is 5. Can I donate blood? 2 minutes later
Thank you doctor
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
thank you too

Detailed Answer:
Pleasure is mine, Neethi.

Hope you get well at the earliest.

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