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I am new here and looking for answers. I am 5 years post surgery. Have never had any problems till recently when I started to get dizzy, pass out, leg and hip pains at night, restless legs, weight gain. My hemoglobin was 9.7 2 weeks ago and dr. ordered colonoscopy and EDG. They were both fine but my hemoglobin had dropped to 7.1. They did 2 blood transfussions Friday. Have had a CAT scan, 2-EKG's, chest x-rays, 2-D Heart Echo, Carotid artery ultrasound. All came back negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and levels going to 10.1 they sent me home with more questions than answers. Now...who do I go to see? How do I know what my body is absorbing and what it isn't? I am reading posts about hemotologists, internists, b-12, iron infussion. What kind of Dr. do I want to go to? Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
[QUOTE=gail0708;3425731]I am new here and looking for answers. I am 5 years post surgery. Have never had any problems till recently when I started to get dizzy, pass out, leg and hip pains at night, restless legs, weight gain. My hemoglobin was 9.7 2 weeks ago and dr. ordered colonoscopy and EDG. They were both fine but my hemoglobin had dropped to 7.1. They did 2 blood transfussions Friday. Have had a CAT scan, 2-EKG's, chest x-rays, 2-D Heart Echo, Carotid artery ultrasound. All came back negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and levels going to 10.1 they sent me home with more questions than answers. Now...who do I go to see? How do I know what my body is absorbing and what it isn't? I am reading posts about hemotologists, internists, b-12, iron infussion. What kind of Dr. do I want to go to? Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.[/QUOTE]

I am going through the same thing for the last 2 years. They have tested me for pracitcally everything and it all comes back negative. I am still losing blood. I tried the iron infusions and they did not work. I have to have blood transfusions every 3 months. For some reason my potasium runs high. Now they are testing me for Lupus. I would love to know what is going on.

I also think that you need to go to a hemotologist and get the iron infustions. I have been told that for gastric bypass patients they usually work. Good Luck. Let us know what you find out.
Taylor





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