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My husband suffered a trauma to his chest resulting I. A

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My husband suffered a trauma to his chest resulting I. A very large bruise about 3-4 weeks ago. It started off as a large red/purple lump about 10 centre metres wide and has now disappeared. My question is whether this would impact his hemaglobin levels in a full blood count test.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.
HelloIn some cases, yes.If the bruise is extremely large, it can actually cause some drop in hemoglobin.I have seen this several times in my career.However, other causes of lowered hemoglobin must also be considered and ruled out. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here

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