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I am scheduled for a blood transfusion/infusion on Tuesday. My hemoglobin is 6 and my hct is 20. My anemia is caused by heavy menstrual bleeding, my last cycle being the worst that apparently "sent me over the edge". Been mildly anemic for years, usually controlled w/ iron supplementation.
I guess my question is...At what point is a transfusion warranted? I have read a transfusion should only be used as a last resort, is a transfusion/infusion necessary with a hemoglobin of 6? I am apprehensive to have this done, has anyone been through it and can tell me what to expect during the procedure? And will I immediately feel much better?
Thank you in advance.

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