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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.
Thanks for the reply. I was beginning to feel like I was being a hypochondriac with the fatigue and tachycardia! Im seeing a hematologist next week so hopefully that will reveal more. My GI doc did the colonoscopy and didn't see any bleeding and didn't feel the esophagitis was severe enough to cause anemia. He did some thyroid testing bc of the Calcium and it seemed normal. Also looked at Cortisol and it was in normal range. As far as the high blood pressure no one has really looked into it…ER suggested I was worked up about tests and school work. I dont think its that bc Im a senior and had fine blood pressure until this started. I was at my campus health with a sinus infection a month before all this started and had very normal bp then.
Is it common to see kidney function off and the morphology issues with Iron Deficiency Anemia? The ER thought the kidney function was bc of dehydration- though only my Potassium was off to a minor degree. Im getting the levels rechecked tomorrow on doctor's orders tho.





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