I went to donate blood today, but was rejected because my hemoglobin count was at 12/1 the first test, and then 11.1 the second time. Unrelated to getting rejected, but noted was my blood pressure was very low at 100/38. I'm normally in the 60-70 range for blood pressure when I get check ups. Any reason why both my hemoglobin and blood pressure would be low?
I'm a female, and my cycle starts in a week. I heard that being on or just finishing it lowers hemoglobin, but like I said, mine starts next week. And The administrator said not to worry about, so I'm not terribly concerned, just curious. Thank you!
Well, your hemoglobin/hematocrit level can get low for a variety of reasons, heavy menstration, fibroids, bleeding, depending on your age etc. Also, iron deficiency anemia. Are you very tired? The low end of the blood pressure or diastolic is very low. I wonder if they made an error. I would head to the GP and get retested plus get a complete blood count and an iron level with percent saturation and if you can a chemistry profile if you haven't had one done. They should give you a physical and make sure you are ok. Do you give blood very often? If too often you could have gotten anemic from that. If your blood pressure is really that low they will have to find out why and maybe give you meds. Best to check it out.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.