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My OB and PCP do not agree (blood work).

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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My OB and PCP do not agree (blood work).

I recently had blood work done for my OB (I'm almost 7 mos pregnant and not high risk, average weight). He noticed my hemoglobin was 10.9, my hematocrit was 32.7 and my TBIC is 533. I was given the message to see a hematologist for an infusion b/c of these scores. I checked my with PCP (who is military, due to military health insurance I have to) and she said the scores were not that low, that I don't need an infusion and to try to be more consistent with my prenatal vitamins (since I haven't been due to morning sickness) and have more iron-rich foods in my diet. Which I am able to do now as compared to my first trimester when I had severe morning sickness. My father who is also a PCP thought it was odd my OB suggested an infusion b/c of those scores. My husband and I are willing to do whatever we need to do stay healthy but I can't help but feel misguided. This first child and blood work was healthy in the past, prior to being pregnant. Any thoughts on these blood-work scores?

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: My OB and PCP do not agree (blood work).

I would listen to your father and your PCP. If two people say that the scores are fine go with that!

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