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I have a low red blood count (7.6) and the doctor wants to give me Procrit injections. I do NOT have cancer or kidney disease. I have an ileostomy and receive saline and magnesium infusions twice a week. Do I really need to try the Procrit injections instead of going to a blood transfusion right away.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

What kind of personal record should I be keeping????

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have a HUGE hernia on the right side of my abdomen. That is where the original stoma was placed after my emergency surgery last year. The stoma was moved to my left side 8 months ago. I also have some neck and back problems. I am considered high-risk for any kind of surgery, but I would like to get my hernia repaired.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

you can do a blood transfusion now

and see what your red blood counts are after the blood tranfusion

you don't have to do procrit right now.

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