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Done total knee replacement. Low hemoglobin count, less energetic. Need for concern?

I am a 71 year old male who had total knee replacement surgery on 2-23-13. Since then my hemoglobin count is low - at last check it was 12.4. I feel less energetic than before the surgery, go to bed earlier, etc.
My question: how concerned should I be with my hemoglobin situation and does anything stand out as to what I should do about it?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Hemoglobin level of 12.4 gm% is not bad for you at 71 years of age.
However, if you want to increase the hemoglobin level, you need to take iron rich foods.
Iron rich foods include green leafy vegetables, fruits like apples, cheese, etc.
Increase the uptake of these food items and get your hemoglobin checked after few months. Get peripheral blood film examination along with hemoglobin estimation.
Since, you are not anemic there is nothing to worry.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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