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... an one specialist in my case... If you're not working closely with one, I suggest you get one. Also, I think you should be working with a hematologist for your anemia problems. These specialists in my little world are all working together as a team right now to help me. ... (25 replies)
Chronic Anemia
Sep 3, 2008
... cases. Mild anemia doesn't cause any long term problems. It CAN however, cause symptoms as we know. I had moderate anemia and it did give heart symptoms such as palpitations when eating a meal or at rest and tachycardia when upset. These resolved along with the anemia. ... (1 replies)
... and aplastic anemia as a side effect of drug therapy. ... (10 replies)

Severe Anemia
Jan 15, 2013
... It can be life threatening if someone is severely bleeding or the anemia goes untreated for a while. Since your daughter is being treated for it I wouldn't be to worried about that. ... (1 replies)
... Just saw a study. Frequent donations will have higher probability of developing anemia and iron deficiency (9.5% of males, and 26.7% of females). It quoted another study: 28% of male donors who donated 5 to 10 times in previous 3 years have iron deficiency. I donated 20 times in the last 3 years. It also says 25% of the people who donated >50 times have incidence... (2 replies)
... For a healthy adult with no underlying conditions, there's little chance an urban rebounding class would affect serum ferritin. Female athletes are more susceptible to anemia because of menstruation, but a 1 hour gym class twice a week (i'm guessing?) is unlikely to make much difference. But if you want a number? I'm a male who developed iron deficiency anemia. I run over... (1 replies)
... Do you know if the anemia is iron deficient? ... (10 replies)
... was that ferritin or serum iron? what was your hemoglobin? anyway, just try different iron supplements until you find one that you can tolerate. how about ferrochel iron or sundown carbonyl iron? these are supposed to be very gentle on the stomach if that's your issue. 100-200mg daily. also, if you did find one that works well for you without side effects, 3 months... (1 replies)
... OK, it sounds like your doctors have ruled out a lot. If you don't have internal bleeding or bone marrow failure -- and it doesn't sound like you have either -- my guess is your doctor will focus on hemolytic anemia. Something may be destroying your red blood cells. But if you don't have any symptoms other than the ones you mentioned, I'd take that as a positive sign. ... (10 replies)
... If everything else is clear, the hematologist may not be able to give a diagnosis on the first visit. When I had my hematology appointment, she just reviewed my blood work and made an educated guess. Her preliminary diagnosis did turn out to be correct. With the blood cancers (lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma) you typically see abnormal white cell counts. For instance,... (10 replies)
... What is your husband's white blood cell count? Calcium level? Does he have any bone pain? Swollen lymph nodes? There are 3 ways you can become anemic -- by losing blood, by not properly producing blood, or if something is destroying the blood. If your husband isn't losing blood, that means it's one of the later 2. If he was tested for serum iron, he was probably also... (10 replies)
... thyroid issues. He never had anemia though. I think he did see an ENT at one point. ... (5 replies)
Severe Anemia
Oct 17, 2007
... Hello, I have iron deficient anemia. In the last year and a half I've had at least 15 blood transfusions and maybe half that many iron infusions. They still don't know what's causing it. I've had all the scopes, CT scans and blood work. I've had something called double balloon entroscopy. The last word isn't correct, but I can't remember it right. I had it Aug. 1st. ... (5 replies)
Severe Anemia
Oct 16, 2007
... Well even though you don't "want" the bone marrow test done it would be the best thing to have because it sounds like they've ruled out everything else. Don't you want to know what's going on? You said that you're tired of getting transfusions each year so it seems as though getting the bone marrow test would pay off in the long run. Are you refusing to have it done or have... (5 replies)
Aug 24, 2006
... For a woman, less than 120 is slightly anemic but really only warrants investigation if it's less than 110. I've been told by various doctors that anemia isn't considered severe unless it's below 100. ... (13 replies)
... Pernicious anemia is detected by testing for antibodies to intrinsic factor. Intrinsic factor requires stomach acid to work, and extracts B12 from food. ... (12 replies)
... With a Hgb of 10.5 you would be classed as a Moderate anemia not severe according to what my doctor tell me and what I have read. A severe anemia is more like japlopper when she had a Hgb of 7.7 as she stated in her post above. ... (2 replies)
... I've read that anemia can go for a long time with no symptoms whatsoever until the condition gets very serious, and only then do symptoms appear. ... (1 replies)
... ith" anemia. First of all, it saps your energy. If you are young, it may not be so noticeable. As you get older, you will want as much energy as you can get. Severe anemia can make your hair fall out and make your fingernails look weird. ... (5 replies)
Aug 24, 2006
... is severe anemia. I also wondered about the degree of mine, 9 but didn't know if that was severe or not so was glad to find that reference. I have an unusual situation, or at least I think it is unusual. My iron and B12 are OK. ... (13 replies)

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