Guest tearose Posted January 5, 2007 Report Share Posted January 5, 2007 I am trying to understand what the numbers mean and what effects them.On occasion a long time ago, I have had this...I recently had bloodwork done and all my tests were fine except hemoglobin was at 11.4 and normal is suppose to be 12-16.Is this a big deal?I have gone through medical menopause so I wonder if this is just low blood volume looking like anemia.I am of Mediterranean heritage and was under the impression from past studies that my slightly spherical red blood cells were just carrying less oxygen and would make me appear anemic but that the test was not really accurate because of the irregular cell shape.I want to refresh my memory before calling my pcp back but I never considered what part POTS plays in these levels. I don't remember being thirsty or dehydrated but could these levels be effected by being slightly dehydrated?Gosh, I thought I knew this stuff, what happened to my memory?thanks, tearose Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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