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Re: Please help me
Aug 15, 2007
[QUOTE=ReadyToBeDone;3158477]I just got some lab results in. My hemoglobin is 9.8, and my iron serum is 31. How bad is this? Here lately I have been extremely tired and can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Actually, some days I find it hard to keep my eyes open. Also, I've been told that I look very pale here lately. Are these results that bad?? I go in next week to talk to my dr. about them, but are they really that low, and are they low enough to be causing these problems?

Thanks for any input, suggestions and/or advice.

Also, what do you think my dr. will suggest to fix all of this? I know my periods have been very heavy and unpredicatble lately, so I'm pretty sure that's what is causig this. I just am not sure about what he'll want to do to build my iron back up, if anything.[/QUOTE]

With you hemoglobin so low, you are anemic which is causing your symptoms. Did they do a ferritin test? That will tell you what your iron store is. Anything blow 50 is not good, even thou most lab will not flag until it is below 10. I would suggest that you find out why your hemoglobin is low ie stomach bleed, period, or other blood loss in your body. Get a good hematologist to take care of your anemia. They have a better understanding about ferritin levels.
It is no wonder that you are tired and suffering with levels you have. Hope you get help soon.

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