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Infant has low HB level, passes stools frequently with red traces, turns pale in face. Treatment advise?

My 6 month old male baby s hemoglobin level is just 6. He passes his stool continously within minutes or so and so it has turned reddish and he was seen pale so when consulted dr they asked to test and got this result. they have asked to sent for detailed review. Please advise what is to be given to the baby also please advise what are the outcomes of this reduced level. im really worried.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

A hemoglobin of 6 is something to be worried of for a 6 month old baby and moresoever when he is passing reddish stool. He needs to be worked up so as to find the cause of:
1. Reddish stool - is it blood loss in the stool?
2. Low hemoglobing - it could be attributed to the blood loss in stool

I suggest that you consult your doctor and, if required, consult a pediatric gastroenterologist.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your baby all the best...


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