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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017, Article ID 5179265, 3 pages
Case Report

Extreme Anemia (Hemoglobin 1.8 g/dL) Secondary to Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Ketaki Panse; ude.enalut@esnapk

Received 24 October 2017; Accepted 23 November 2017; Published 21 December 2017

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2017 Ketaki Panse et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the case of a 39-year-old G5P5 woman who presented to the emergency department with complaints of shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and excessive uterine bleeding for 14 days, with a heart rate of 123 and a blood pressure of 137/65. Menses had been heavy for several months. A hemoglobin of 1.8 g/dL was discovered. An ultrasound revealed an 11.8 cm fibroid uterus, and the patient was transfused with 6 units of blood and placed on oral contraceptive pills.