It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lupus Message Board

what do you do to treat Low hemoglobin count

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 1
San2008 HB User
what do you do to treat Low hemoglobin count


My sister was diagnosed with SLE in Aug 07 and taking Plaquinil. Recently her hemoglobin has gone down to 1. Is it common in people with SLE? She is getting blood transfusion right now. I am just wondering what should she have done to avoid it or re-occur in the future.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-04-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
Poodle Momma
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1
Poodle Momma HB User
Re: what do you do to treat Low hemoglobin count

You may have an incorrect lab value there; if it was 1 she would be dead. <Normally there is not> less than 5 in a trauma. The reason why is that your body tissues (skin and muscle, brain etc) would turn black from lack of oxygen and be dead tissues. Maybe it was 10. Most patients are not transfused until it is less than 8 unless they have terrible symptoms.

There are a lot of reasons for low Hemoglobin, and one is that lupus is breaking it down. There are a lot of reasons actually. You should ask the physician why he believes it was so low and double check that number. Good luck!

Last edited by mod-anon; 04-04-2008 at 10:51 PM. Reason: peer sharing only

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anemia and can't find what the cause is LWR Anemia 6 07-30-2010 10:06 AM
what to expect at a hematogist vist? newbies Blood and Blood Vessel 8 04-14-2009 06:58 AM
Doctors won't take me seriously! pls help me about my knee rachellecj Bone Disorders 3 10-26-2008 11:32 PM
what is the difference between low iron and anemia annierules Anemia 15 08-21-2008 09:49 AM
what is anisocytosis and poikilocytosis Faye7 Blood and Blood Vessel 3 03-30-2008 07:35 PM
Hemoglobin Jcklecka Open to All Other Health Topics 1 07-15-2007 10:53 AM
what do they mean? merlinh Anemia 2 09-18-2004 08:47 PM
obg says "slightly anemic" what does she mean? bacbiect Anemia 9 04-19-2004 07:42 AM
low white cell count, high hemoglobin countypoe Open to All Other Health Topics 1 08-30-2003 11:00 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!