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HB Level 3.5, Doctors suggest Iron, is there any need of Transfusion ?

Hello My mother is 52 years of age, and has a history of Anemia . We recently conducted some test on her, which was routine, and got to know that her HB Level is 3.5, we went for a test again and it showed Level 3.5. We conducted some other test such as LFT, KFT, ESR , THYROID, TLC and DLC, all test showed normal results. We asked our Family doctor and he suggested we go for IRON Supplements , We also asked for BLood Transfusion, he told there is no need, as body was functioning normally. though we can see weight loss . Please suggest what should be done !!
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jan 2010
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  Anonymous's Response
Dear Vithal
Your mother Hb level is critically very very low. Our body has enormous capacity to adjust itself I advise you
1. Get evaluated for low Hb..
2. find out is there loss of blood through stools
3.consult gynecologist to rule out any malignancy in genital tract
4. Consult physician and find out cause for anemia and get treated
5. Iron supplements will not be sufficient at this condition better to go for blood transfusion
6. Change your family physician

best of luck
Answered: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. I think atleast 1 to 2 pint of blood transfusion would be better than iron supplements if there is no harm in giving them.. It may help in faster improvement of her present hemoglobin status and then once it has reaches a higher level you can continue with the iron supplements.. HB of 3.5 is very low!!!

Answered: Sat, 16 Jan 2010
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