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Re: Panic!!!
Aug 24, 2006
I too am anemic. Recently I found a good reference from CDC however can't find it now. It had to do with renal dysfunction and speaks to my problem. One thing it said is that 12 is anemia and <10 is severe anemia. I also wondered about the degree of mine, 9 but didn't know if that was severe or not so was glad to find that reference. I have an unusual situation, or at least I think it is unusual. My iron and B12 are OK. I asked my rheumatologist about that and she was reluctant to respond (not her area of course) but she did say that was uncommon. She had done a LOT of tests and told me the worst thing was kidney. I see kidney problems on the horizon and the reference I saw said that renal dysfunction causes anemia. A test in the spring was 10 and a month ago it was 9. I am to repeat it in a month to see if it is dropping. My GP who is handling this said he will probably send me to a hematologist unless it clears with these next test. Mine is also due to autoimmune problems.

Based on what I have found you need to take that seriously.
Re: Panic!!!
Aug 24, 2006
[QUOTE=Betty325062000]I too am anemic. Recently I found a good reference from CDC however can't find it now. It had to do with renal dysfunction and speaks to my problem. One thing it said is that 12 is anemia and <10 is severe anemia. I also wondered about the degree of mine, 9 but didn't know if that was severe or not so was glad to find that reference. I have an unusual situation, or at least I think it is unusual. My iron and B12 are OK. I asked my rheumatologist about that and she was reluctant to respond (not her area of course) but she did say that was uncommon. She had done a LOT of tests and told me the worst thing was kidney. I see kidney problems on the horizon and the reference I saw said that renal dysfunction causes anemia. A test in the spring was 10 and a month ago it was 9. I am to repeat it in a month to see if it is dropping. My GP who is handling this said he will probably send me to a hematologist unless it clears with these next test. Mine is also due to autoimmune problems.

Based on what I have found you need to take that seriously.[/QUOTE]

Betty I just wanted to let you know that you need to be careful when looking at reference ranges for what's a normal hemoglobin. Not only do the ranges vary by lab, but normal values are different for women then they are for men.
For a woman, less than 120 is slightly anemic but really only warrants investigation if it's less than 110. I've been told by various doctors that anemia isn't considered severe unless it's below 100.
I hope you get to a hematologist soon but don't worry. My hgb was below 7 for over a week before I started treatment.
CHEERS!
Les





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