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Hello all. This is my first post here.

I recently had a routine physical done and a couple red flags came up with the result.

A) I was Vitamin D deficient
B) I was anemic

After additional tests for the anemia, I got these results in:

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[*]Serum Iron 35ug/dL
[*]UIBC >500ug/dL - Doctor told me he had never seen a result this high
[*] Serum Ferritin 6ug/mL
[*] Reticulocyte Count 1.3%
[/LIST]

The only real diet problem I have is uncooked fruits and vegetables tend to give me really bad heartburn so I have been taking prescription strength Prilosec for a year or so (40 mg daily). Using the Prilosec I am able to eat just about anything I want.

Given that I had no recent blood loss issues and my diet was fine, the doctor suggested I may have an ulcer / colon polyp. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done, everything was normal. The biopsy for celiac disease also came back normal.

Now, they want to have me swallow the camera pill and take a look at my small intestines.

My concern is I don't seem to have any problems with blood in my stool, so the thought that I'm bleeding somewhere in there seems weird to me.

In addition, I have a HDHP so I will be paying a fairly significant amount out of pocket for this procedure.

I suppose what I'm asking is, does anyone have experience (or think) that the anemia could be potentially caused be an interaction with the Prilosec, my Vitamin D deficiency, coffee intake, etc. or would it be advisable to go ahead and eat the cost and have the test done?

Thanks so much!





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