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Anemia???
Sep 15, 2006
... I am so stressed over the fact that I was diagnosed with borderline anemia about a year And a half ago. I had a colonoscopy to rule out that that was the cause of the anemia. Colonoscopy was ok. Mild diverticulosis. I might say I am 60 years old. ... (5 replies)
... herekittykitty is right, I couldn't agree more. Many people come here to the boards thinking the worst, it's a common response. Whenever there is anemia in women, the most common reason is blood loss, through heavy monthly periods. Age is also a major factor here as far as colonoscopy goes. ... (13 replies)
... Hi I am a 45 year old female that was diagnosed with Anemia in December 2016. ... (1 replies)

... I am in a similar place as you. I am 44 and have been scheduled for a colonoscopy to look for reasons that may explain my chronic iron deficiency too. ... (13 replies)
... Thank you for all of that great information. As I am over 50, my pcp wanted the colonoscopy as a screening and just to be sure there was no internal bleeding.The American Cancer Society recommends a colonoscopy at age 50 . ... (6 replies)
... I think different doctors have different ways of doing things. It sounds like your doctor thinks a colonoscopy is the first test to run if diagnosed with anemia. You definately have many, many things that would cause your anemia besides an undiagnosed cancer. ... (13 replies)
... Dont worry about the colonoscopy procedure. They give you demerol for anesthia. I was awake during the whole time. Feeling no pain whatsoever. They had some music on which I concentrated on. ... (12 replies)
... ve run around in circles trying to sort out a plethora of health problems, mostly mysterious, and almost ALL without ever reaching a definitive diagnosis. This anemia is just the latest in a very long string, and I'm anxious to get it figured out. Meanwhile, I feel exhausted physically and depleted emotionally. ... (11 replies)
... I'm just saying some doctors do a colonoscopy routinely when there is anemia and they should explain to the patient this is a routine test that I always do when someone has anemia. ... (13 replies)
... cause of my anemia. I was 48 at the time and because only a few years from 50 when they recommended doing a colonoscopy anyway, he said it would be good to do a colonoscopy now to see if there was any loss of blood or abnormailities and he also did an endoscopy and the biopsy for Celiac Disease. ... (16 replies)
... bearing years to have anemia from the blood loss from periods. However, having anemia can make your periods even heavier. ... (14 replies)
... I was 42 when my anemia showed up. They kept saying 'heavy periods' but I really never believed that. ... (7 replies)
... but now the iron deficiency anemia I've been diagnosed with is getting worse. ... (6 replies)
... ly from hemorrhoids and nothing else. I don't have nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.like my doctor asked. Nor any weight loss. I am hoping he will suggest a colonoscopy and everything will be clear. ... (90 replies)
... g and such he did the physical exam and he bluntly told me he felt a knot in my intestinal area and was almost sure that I had colon cancer and he wanted to do a colonoscopy and EGD later that week. I walked out of there convinced I was going to have cancer and was terrified. ... (0 replies)
... I have been anemic my entire life as far as I know. I do not have regular periods. They are approx. every 4 months and a week long~sometimes heavy. However, I have always been anemic with bloodwork "slightly" out of whack. My doctors over the past few years have done lots of blood work...thought it was iron deficient. Treat it with iron, found out B12 deficient, now shots... (1 replies)
... He told me that my blood levels were borderline anemic. I went and did a first CBC and it came back that it looked to be an Iron Deficiency Anemia and that my ferritin and hemoglobin was low. ... (12 replies)
... GYN appt, on Wed. to discuss periods and anemia and possibly have a US. ... (13 replies)
... The first step, which you are doing, is to get the GI tract checked out. I agree with the colonoscopy. You can bleed intermittently and it may not show on the occult. I'm sort of surprised that they aren't doing an upper endoscopy with the colonoscopy. Many people have stomach irritation and don't know it. When I went in for my colonoscopy, I asked my doctor to do the... (11 replies)
... ngs, ringing ears, anable to warm up , eye sight failing ect. ect. As I am totally over feeling this way I convinced my Dr to start testing for anything that has anemia as a symptom. ... (23 replies)




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