Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Hemoglobin level of 11.3 in a man.
I am a 63 year old man and Just got my CBC test results back.They are as follows: RBC = 4.35, Hemoglobin = 11.3, Hematocrit = 35.2, MCV = 81, Platelet Count = 327. Last year all was normal. Are these numbers bad, and do they warrent doing a endoscopy to check for stomach bleeding. I would have thought the doctor would have done stool samples first.
Cancel
7 Answers
Page 1 of 1
766573 tn?1365170066
Greetings, sorry no one is responding to your question. If you do not happen to have Hepatitis C you might want to re-post your question here:

Digestive Disorders / Gastroenterology Expert Forum:
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Digestive-Disorders---Gastroenterology/show/107
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Sorry. I didn't know I had posted to that topic. I thought I selected hemoglobin and men. Thank you for letting me know. I believe it was moved so maybe I will get some responses. Thank you.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
2827584 tn?1340583296
Endoscopic evaluation is appropriate. When was your last colonoscopy?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for your response doctor. My last colonoscopy was in 2006. My doctor did say I should have at least an endoscopy. I am reluctant to have the endoscopy because I gag brushing my teeth.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I forgot to mention that my last colonoscopy was clean. No polyps. I was told I didn't have to do another for 10 years. Although I understand this an exception.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
2827584 tn?1340583296
You don't need to worry about the gagging issue. Between the sedation and the use of topical anesthetics in your throat this should not be an issue. Both upper and lower exams would be indicated.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you doctor. Your reassurances have been a tremendous help.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources