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Old 10-29-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

 
Old 10-29-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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Re: my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

Not sure exactly what it means but my mother has multiple myeloma and when her hemoglobin was 7 it was considered dangerously low and she had to get a blood transfusion. Also, as I understand it, whenever your hemoglobin is under 10, you should get a transfusion.

 
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:01 AM   #3
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Re: my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

As far as I can recall from my school days, haemoglobin, or red blood cells, is formed from bone marrow and its function is to carry oxygen in the blood around the body. I was told in hospital recently that levels should be between 12 and 14, but I'm not sure if this is age/gender dependent. If your haemoglobin is a bit low, iron supplements (with vitamin C to help absorption) may be helpful but obviously check with a medical professional first.

 
Old 12-09-2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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Re: my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

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As far as I can recall from my school days, haemoglobin, or red blood cells, is formed from bone marrow and its function is to carry oxygen in the blood around the body. I was told in hospital recently that levels should be between 12 and 14, but I'm not sure if this is age/gender dependent. If your haemoglobin is a bit low, iron supplements (with vitamin C to help absorption) may be helpful but obviously check with a medical professional first.
A HB of 11 is very good and very healthy. A transfusion would only be really given if it was below 7.5 and thats aprox. A womans HM can be lower than 10 after a menstruation,

Hope this is of some reassurance!

 
Old 12-10-2007, 12:57 AM   #5
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Re: my hemoglobin was 11 what does it mean

As the previous post says HB of 11 is good. Usually ladies have lesser count than male.

 
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