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Yes, your level of anemia and iron deficiency can cause tachycardia and severe fatigue. It normally does not cause high BP though. You have some interesting findings on blood count and kidney function tests. Your ferritin (stored iron) is extremely low. This could have been caused by donating too much blood too frequently, or possible GI bleeding from the esophagitis. The diarrhea can result from the irritation of blood in the GI tract. It seems that ruling out GI bleeding would be important to do with a series of stool tests. Your GI Dr. could do those. The high calcium may be related to the elevated kidney function tests, elevated creatinine. Your parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone (PTH) and if in excess, it will cause high calcium levels. The PTH can be measured in the blood to see if it is excessive. It is unusual to see BP's this high in someone your age, and a good Dr. should do a work-up looking for physical causes of the high BP related to kidney blood flow and hormone levels, like adrenal hormones in excess. I think you need to see a good internist, hematologist, and endocrinologist in addition to your GI Dr. The high eosinophils can be seen in parasitic infections of the GI tract, like giardia, which cause diarrhea, so a stool test for parasites would be very important.
Your BUN and BUN/creatinine ratio is more an indicator of dehydration. Your BUN is at top of range but not high enough to explain a creatinine of 1.6. Chronic kidney disease can cause anemia, but it is not normally iron deficient, it is anemia of chronic disease, which looks different than yours. Thyroid levels have nothing to do with calcium. Parathyroid levels do, and they are 2 totally different things. A parathyroid hormone level (PTH) should be done, best fasting, to evaluate the high calcium. The hematologist is a good idea. The slightly elevated white count with high neutrophils may be related to the diarrhea, as it indicates possible infection. I hope you get some more tests to clear up what is going on. Gluten intolerance can cause severe iron deficiency anemia and diarrhea, if it is celiac disease. Did they do any small bowel biopsies when endoscopy was done to check for celiac disease? Any family history of autoimmune disorders should be relayed to your Dr.
Yeah. They did biopsies that came back normal and blood tests for Celiac also showed nothing. I think they tested the Parathyroid as well and didn't see anything. Im hoping the hematologist figures something out. I feel like a hypochondriac because diagnostic stuff keeps coming back clear. They weren't sure on the creatinine level being high. I did have acute kidney failure a few years ago when I had a infection of Lyme Disease but that was treated and resolved. They considered hospitalizing me because of the kidney function and white blood cell count but decided it wasn't severe enough to warrant it and are just monitoring it for now. I see the hematologist on Tuesday
The doctor seem to think more than just iron is involved since my kidney function has been up and down and now the WBC count. What could cause both red blood cell and white blood cell stuff?





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