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... was 180. I do not have heavy periods to explain this and my fecal occult samples came out negative. My hemocrit and RDW values were indicative of iron deficiency anemia as stated by my doctor. So, she immediately put me on Slow Fe 325mg pills 3 times a day. ... (0 replies)
Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... It sounds like your GI doc is more interested in helping you and certainly could do a test for anemia. That would be important anyway if you have a GI problem that can cause anemia, like inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease. Maybe your GI doc can recommend another family Dr. that will believe you feel sick and take your concerns seriously. (5 replies)
Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... Well when I first saw him he didn't believe me that I was feeling sick. He said it was just Irritable bowel syndrome, then finally he sent me off to a gastrointestinal and she finally diagnosed my problem. So I just feel like when I go see my family doctor he won't believe me, or hell put it off again -__-. Should I just go to my GI doctor? (5 replies)

Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... Your Dr will be able to see the pale color if you family can. Plus, you are complaining of fatigue, dizziness and bowel problems, so why would he not believe you? You are not going to see Dr for a trivial complaint. The fatigue and dizziness can be from anemia, and bowel problems can cause anemia, so these are probably all connected. (5 replies)
Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... hmmm okay, a couple days ago my family was concerned because I looked so pale. Should I tell my doctor? Or just dismiss it? I'm not sure if he would believe me. XD (5 replies)
Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... her tests may be needed. Most anemias can be treated pretty easily, but it is important to know why one is anemic. GI problems can cause anemia, not the reverse. Anemia and gall bladder disease are normally not connected. It sounds like you may have anemia, with the pallor others notice and your fatigue. ... (5 replies)
Anemia Questions?
Jul 30, 2012
... Because I have trouble with my bowels, But I also need my Gallbladder removed. So I don't know if its from anemia or my Gallbladder. ... (5 replies)
... Firstly, i think it's ok to ask non anemia questions if it's possibly linked to anemia. As for my pancreas, i never knew i had a problem and never suspected i lacked in digestive enzymes. ... (15 replies)
... Those are all very good questions. Generally, even microscopic bleeding can build up and cause anemia. The high platlet count indicates that you are bleeding some where or that the red blood cells are being destroyed too fast and that is triggering the platelets to form to try to stop the bleeding. My guess and this IS only a guess, is that you are or have been seeping blood... (3 replies)
... Is it possible that a reason for my anemia may never be found? ... (3 replies)
... Anyways my questions are, could I have anemia? ... (2 replies)
Anemia questions
Jun 27, 2003
... I was told (by the doc and the pharmasict) that my level of anemia really has nothing to do with my hair loss or my being so tired/fatigued. Am I going nuts or is it are my symptoms valid? (7 replies)
Pernicious Anemia?
Aug 23, 2017
... Hello, I am feeling a bit confused about a possible (or possibly not) diagnosis of Pernicious Anemia. I am hoping those of you with experience in having this ruled in or out might share your wisdom. I apologize upfront for this being a long post. A little history... 1. My B12 levels have been low for a while. When supplementing pills they go up only slightly, but... (0 replies)
... No problem. I hope some of this info was helpful. If you do decide to have the infusions, and you have any additional concerns or questions that I might be able to help answer, feel free to ask. ... (90 replies)
... ron like it should..again no reasons as to why. I was thoroughly frustrated but figured it was ok because at least I was better. However, I now know the signs of anemia and I can tell my blood is dropping again. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you so much for the thoughtful reply. I see my pcp tomorrow and will ask some questions based on what you wrote. May go back to the hematologist after I see the PcP. Thanks again! ... (3 replies)
... i went to the hematologist the other day for begin anemic..they took 16 viles of blood to try and figure out whats going on so far i no hgb 8.2 vitamin d 17 vitamin b low dont remember the number said blood cells are small in size was given b12 injections and today got a call saying : my ferritin level is less than 1 iron level is 10 the want me to to intervenous... (0 replies)
... Talk to your docs and they should be able to answer all these questions for you. Good luck! ... (1 replies)
... Anyway, I thought I'd try and answer some of the important questions raised here so far. ... (10 replies)
... ladybug raises a lot of important questions. Does your husband have other health issues? If he had been complaining of symptoms and seeing your primary care physician monthly, it seems like gross incompetence that a single blood test or referral wasn't ordered for 15 months. What was your doctor saying during all those visits? What were the symptoms? Be your own health... (10 replies)


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