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The appointment with the hematologist went well! He feels I dont have any blood disorder and it is related to the iron. My RDW went up to 19 on his bloodwork. He did some work on the iron and found my level was a 17 and the iron saturation is only 4%- which he said is very severe iron deficiency. My TBIC was high at 444 and Unbound Iron Capacity high at 427. He advised being worked up in depth for the small bowel and Crohn's Disease because he feels that only blood loss could cause a deficiency that severe in a male my age.
He wants me to see a kidney doctor as well to look at the Kidney levels more and feels that is more related to the past kidney failure episode. Also my Alkaline Phospohate was low at 51, which he found unusual but not serious.

I did get my first Iron IV today (he's ordered a month long session of 6 infusions) and have more energy than I have in awhile. They did say it will take a few before I feel a major difference though.





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