What to expect?-HB was a 6.2, go back to doctor tomorrow
Any ideas on what I can expect. I went week before last for normal check up, found HB was a 6.5, OBGYN put me on iron 100 mg day plus prenatal vitamins. I went back last thursday for them to check again and it was 6.2. He told me he would give me until tomorrow of double iron dose and eating right, if it had not increased he was sending me to hemotologist, with possible discussion of a transfusion.
First, after being on iron for 10 days today should I expect an increase tomorrow? Does oral iron make that big of a difference in 10 days?
Second my family is concerned that he gave me 4 days of at home treatment after finding out it was even lower, they want me to get a second opinion. They are concerned he should have sent me to straight to the hospital. He did send me home from work until my appt. tomorrow.
I am just nervous, should I get a second opinion? What should he do tomorrow, if it has increased some, should I expect to continue with the same treatment, is that normal? He thinks this is caused by heavy menstrual cycles althought my last cycle was 3 weeks ago, he started me on BC pills to stop me from starting this week. Opinions?
Last edited by hannahhannah57; 02-18-2008 at 04:14 PM.