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What is the best hgb in a patient with cardiomagly? my

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What is the best hgb in a patient with cardiomagly?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My husband is in hospital with rectal bleed and surgeon found a bubular ulcer in colo- rectal area . hgb this am was 7.2 he has another bloody stool and will recheck hgb in am. what is too low for this type of patient.

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

Patient is diabetic and lost one kidney to cancer . he is in 3 stage ranal

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

Yes

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Hello, I am Dr. Pennington. I am sorry this is happening! How old is your husband?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
my husband is 83.
Doctor: Connie Pennington,
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Goodness. Well I would like his Hgb to stay above 7. They should be checking it every 6-8 hours if they suspect an ongoing bleed. Does he take any blood thinners? When was his last colonoscopy?

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Doctor: Connie Pennington,
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They should have him typed and crossed for a blood transfusion if needed. They should be checking his levels and may check more frequently if he continues to have bloody bowel movements. Sorry you are having such a time on Easter!

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