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I need treatment to very low hemoglobin, what are my bloodless options?

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I am a dialysis patient and recently have had to have a blood transfusion. I am looking to avoid having to do this again. My doctor increased my e.p.o. and added i.v. iron however, my hemoglobin continued to drop and I was below 50. Since the transfusion which was a week ago tomorrow my hemoglobin has dropped over 20 points. I am maxed out on both my epo and iron. What else can I do?
asked Nov 23, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
retagged Nov 23, 2012 by LarryEitel

Have you tried liquid Chlorophyll ?

It has all the benefits of eating dark green leafy vegetables.

It also helps raise iron levels in the blood.

When mixed with ice water makes a great drink, because it has a natural mint flavor to it.

This is green GOLD FOR  YOUR BLOOD. And is inexpensive way to get your blood count moving. I had to do shot glass of this for 3 months. My Dr. Was impressed. I had good sister around me 24 7. I thank Jehovah that they were with me through one of my most critical times. till this day I use this product once a week.

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yes,ask your doctor about a very expensive injection of Arenesp,our procrit,it's basic use is to increase hemoglobin in cancer patiens,and or kidney malfunction ,but ask if this might help you DR Wash.
answered Dec 3, 2012 by anonymous
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I know this was months ago, but one reason they drop is because your getting blood tested alot.

Minimize blood tests unless absolutely necessary. Use idy bidy baby tubes. No more than 1 mil.... Treating your blood like gold is a big key in prevention of transfusions.
answered Feb 21, 2013 by anonymous
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Normal hemoglobin counts are 12-approximately 16 for female/males. Please recheck the count you posted. If you were anemic, your hemoglobin would be UNDER 12. It is not possible for it to drop 20 points.
answered Apr 7, 2013 by 21stCentury (630 points)
Actually it is. It depends on what country you are in. Some doctors will say hb is normal between 130-160  others will say between 13-16. So if someone says their hb dropped 20 points that's because they say it in hundreds. For example my son recently had a hb of 35 or 3.5 . 2 weeks later its 65 or 6.5 so it has actually risen 30 points or 3. All depending on where you live.
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Are you in a foreign country (not in the U.S.A?) Then the values would be different, however, are you getting fingerpricks (capillary draws), as compared to venous (blood from a vein)? If so,so, the value van be a difference of: .5-.9 , which is almost one point. Better to have a venous draw, for accuracy. If you want a copy of an article to review, email me a request at usadmbd@yahoo.com. No 3rd party spam please. Hope you are feeling better. I am at around 7 hemoglobin myself. Delores.
answered Apr 8, 2013 by 21stCentury (630 points)

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