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Hey all. I just found this website. I am a 22 year old Male. I went to the doctor on 6/30 for a routine appointment and to make sure my sore throat was not anything more than that since I was seeing my girlfriend for the first time in a month for Independence Day.

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. I got a second order for 4 new blood tests (the specific tests I can find out if you want to know). When I picked up the order for more blood work I was told that I should go to a Hematologist to confirm that it was iron deficiency.

The hematologist was nice and went over some results. Before I met with her they toke another 4 vials of blood and I will know the results of that when I go back to her for a follow up on 7/27. She told me according to their labs I did not look like I had anemia but the values that each lab had were different.

She told me that I have slightly smaller MCV than what is considered normal and slight abnormal liver function and that my WBC was 1 point lower than what is considered normal. She stated for me to get a Colonoscopy.

I am a little afraid of this to tell you the truth because I have never had anything like this done before. In addition I am curious as to really why she ordered it if you guys would like to shed some light on that. I mean I know it is to see if there is anything wrong with my colon to make sure that is not causing any of this.

Any words of wisdom you guys can offer that would be great. I am a member of a similar website for people with thyroid conditions since my girlfriend went through that last year and they were very helpful for putting my worries at rest for her. So I guess what I am saying is talking to people who have gone through this before makes me more comfortable.

Thanks for any advise, etc that you could give me.





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