Overcoming Hemoglobin Deficiency Babies?
Good evening .. r nI want to ask! I just gave birth to a baby at the age of 9 months .. but after birth my baby lacks hemoglobin (hb) which requires my baby to have intravenous and oxygen and have blood transfusions … what impact will it have? Will my baby be okay? Thank you
Hello, Susie Rosmawati, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
A low hemoglobin level indicates anemia. Anemia after birth can have several possible causes:
1. bleeding (most common) due to complications of childbirth, internal organ bleeding (eg head injury, abdominal injury)
2. hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells) due to genetic or hereditary diseases (example: thalassemia), immune diseases (eg blood group incompatibility), infection
3. decreased production of red blood cells, for example due to spinal cord disorders, premature babies.
To determine the exact cause of anemia in newborns, other examinations are needed, such as physical examination and supporting examinations. Treatment depends on the cause. Infusion therapy, oxygen, and blood transfusions are given to improve the general condition so that oxygen can reach the tissue more easily.
The impact / possibility after this that the doctor will perform the treatment according to the cause of the anemia. For example, if the cause of anemia is due to an infection, antibiotics will be given, if the baby is jaundice, he will be given phototherapy, etc. The doctor will perform actions according to the procedure, indications, and contraindications. It should be understood that not all causes of anemia above can be treated quickly. Some require special investigations and therapy that can take a long time to even reach an adult patient.
Help your baby heal by supporting the therapy plan of the pediatrician who treats your baby. Follow the recommendations suggested by the doctor patiently and painstakingly.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.