Hemoglobin is 11.8 and I need i to be 13.9 for BBL surgery. I am currently talking floradix.

my hemoglobin is 11.8 and I need i to be 13.9 for surgery. i am currently talking floradix liquid Iron and herb. My surgery is December 13th. Please ADVISE

Doctor Answers 3

Hemoglobin levels

Thank you for your question.

The best person to discuss this with would be your plastic surgeon seeing as every surgeon may have a slightly different protocol. Common causes of low hemoglobin levels are due to deficiencies in iron, vitamin C and B12 so I would recommend including these supplements in your diet. I would also eat iron and vitamin C rich foods such as red meat, spinach, almonds, oranges, strawberries and broccoli. This should help raise your hemoglobin levels. Best of luck!
Sincerely,
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Hemoglobin is 11.8 and I need i to be 13.9 for BBL surgery. I am currently talking floradix.

I do not require a hemoglobin that high, so I would try to email or call the surgeon.  

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Hemoglobin is 11.8 and I need i to be 13.9 for BBL surgery. I am currently talking floradix.

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. Actually here at the Dominican Republic the hemoglobin range for bbl is 12.5 which is very good. If you want to rise your hero to 13.9 I will recommend you to take iron pills every day and twice a day, also you can get iron infusions, for sure it will help.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 358 reviews

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