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Low hemoglobin, frequent heartburn. Recommended transfusion on further lowering. Any thoughts?

My wife went to the doctor the last few days and I wish to have some explanation I guess. They ran 2 blood tests and found her hemoglobin in the first to be 7.1, the second test was lower at 6.7. They sent her home tonight and tomorrow are going to check it again, and if it is still low they will do a transfusion, and start to see whats going on. He seems to be focusing on where the blood went . Does it have to go somewhere? My wife also has very frequent heartburn ...any thoughts?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
there is no much clue from your history other than there any history of vomiting out of blood,black tarry stool,excessive menstrual bleeding,fever,bony pain or rash.due to frequent heartburn,the most possibility is bleeding peptic ulcer or first you will consult with a gastroenterologist for upper GIT endoscopy.if it is normal then you will consult with a hematologist for further evaluation of anaemia.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Das Arindam's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr Das

Firstly, the hemoglobin level is very low. Transfusion is important.

It is mandatory.

Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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