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... s amazed it worked. I contiued to try it on family and friends and was amazed that it seems to work. Guess that explains the black on my ears after I remove my gold earrings! Pretty amazing! ... (3 replies)
... you can quickly do yourself to test for possible anemia is to rub a gold ring down the skin on your face. ... (1 replies)
... nerally prescribe it. Bad stuff is being said about it by pharmaceutical reps. Synthroid is who sponsors many of the the endocrinology conferences. TSH is the gold standard too. Just know that your doctor may not treat by symptoms and may not use Armour. If you don't begin to feel better just know there are options. ... (80 replies)

... I believe there is truth in the test you are speaking of. Just because I'm severe anemic and it comes up on my skin really dark. Only I rub the gold ring across the inside of my wrist right below my hand. I was told the darker the line shows up means the more anemic you are. ... (1 replies)
... Ever since I was a baby, my hemoglobin has been slightly low. My mom was told to increase my iron rich foods. However, out of all 8 of her children, I was the only one with this issue. My childhood/adolescence was spent always feeling tired, getting headaches, and feeling detatched and out of it. I always seemed to suffer with vertigo, though I just learned of what... (6 replies)
Mystery Anemia
Jan 6, 2010
... That's often a major cause of poor iron absorption. Blood tests are good for screening but the gold standard for diagnosis is a small intestine biopsy. ... (4 replies)
... KARENLEE47--*I think* that although you don't have Celiac ((according to the biopsy)) you can still have a degree of sensitivity to gluten products. There are I think three different blood tests that can also be done in conjunction with this biopsy, if the doctor would see fit to run these. Have you had these too? However, the biopsy (along with blood testing) is meant to... (5 replies)
... Dizzyygirll--Cute name! Welcome to the boards!:wave: You sure don't fit the mold for IDA which is fairly straight forward. Yours does appear to fall along the lines of ACI from what I have learned, it's hard to say. But which anemia is the big question. Only your doctor will be able to tell you that. Reading labs, BMB's and smears is way beyond my comfort zone. FG... (4 replies)
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Stomach issues
Feb 9, 2009
... I do think that this would be a key indicator that you don't have Celiac disease. Your villi would be damaged to some extend most likely, this is the sign that they are looking for if they are flattened or normal. The biopsy is the "gold standard." I do think that anemia causes nausea, it did for me at least I think this is the cause. They said that it could have been... (4 replies)
... as and still is a constant worry to be sure not to miss one at the right time or else the whole schedule is messed up. I have to confess I will not be getting a gold star for my efforts. Last week I had a sinus infection and lucky me got to add an antiobiotic into the schedule!!!!!UGHHHHH!!!! ... (4 replies)
... Nancy-- Celiac disease causes malabsorption within the small intestine. The "gold standard" is biopsy in this disease. In celiac disease the foods cause damage to the lining of the intestines. Where as PA is an autoimmune disease where the parietal cells in the stomach are attached by your own body's defense and you no longer make IF for absorbing B-12 within the small... (34 replies)
... The small intestine will show some sort of damage ~usually~ (or abnormal results), to the Villi, they tend to be flattened to different degrees. A biopsy is considered the "gold standard" for diagnosis not the blood test alone. However, my doctor first did the scopes and nothing was noted. Next, I kept after him about malabsorption issues so, this is the test he chose to do... (34 replies)
... Did your doctor suggest that you do this? Usually, with anemia, it is to see what is happening in the bone marrow. If you are producing red blood cells or not and a slew of other things that I don't know much about. The so called "gold standard" tell all, is the BMB. FLFLOWERGIRL:) (1 replies)
Hi I'm new
Nov 27, 2008
... Hello I'm new to the boards and very new to dealing with anemia. I was just diagnosed not quite two weeks ago although I have been experiencing symptoms for months I just didn't know for sure what was going on with my body. I am an American and currently my family and I reside in Australia, so the numbers of the test results I have won't be the same as the ones you have... (8 replies)
... The so called gold standard is to have a small bowel biopsy to confirm blood results if test they are positive. ... (34 replies)
14 and anemia
Jun 14, 2008
... i have been looking up my problems that dont seem normal at all because my parents cant aford a docter. i started being a vegetarain about a year ago. i thought this could make me loose weight. i lost weight imedintly. i used to weigh 130 but in 2 months i weighted 95 without working out! i started feeling reel crappy though my eyes were changing colors they were a... (2 replies)
... Any IV iron is worth it's weight in GOLD IMO. ... (13 replies)
... Runnergirl1 some basic norms(expect there to be some interlab variation) Fe: 50 to 170 g/dL for women % sat: 20-50% ferritin: 15-200 ng/mL for women realize that ferritin a surrogate for total body iron stores, not a direct measure of total body stores(serum iron is not a great measure for total body iron .. much of your iron trapped in your liver/spleen/bone marrow... (6 replies)
Blood test results
Feb 12, 2008
... Most doctors will diagnose celiac alone if you have a positive antibody test, which you did. Your body is reacting to gluten. The endoscopy biopsy is the "gold standard" for a final diagnosis. They are going to go into the beginning of your small intestine and remove the small villi that line that portion of the intestine. The villi are what pull nutrients from the food. ... (5 replies)

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