Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

anemia iron levels in blood

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Anemia refers to a low hemoglobin or hematocrit. If yours is low than you probably have iron deficient anemia and may benefit from iron supplements.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not anemia: "Normal blood levels" (e.g. hematocrit, hemoglobin, or iron testing) prove iron deficiency isn't the problem. The symptoms of "severe iron deficiency ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: If you have heavy menses, they can cause severe iron deficient anemia. Alternative causes should be considered if this not the case; specifically a ga ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Please do what: your doc asks you to do. Your B 12 is low. Sublingual tablets of B 12 that melt under the tongue are much better than swallowing B 12 because that h ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
YES.: See a hematologist and get a CBC, CBC, reticulocyte count, serum iron, TIBC, B12 and folate (folic acid) levels for starters. I suggest oral iron and ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Correlation : The anemia is not likely to be causing poor appetite (causation) but is likely related to (correlation) the cause of the anemia. Examples might includ ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Looks like iron: Deficiency, although the iron studies are more remarkable than the hgb, which is actually ok. Iron deficiency indicates chronic blood loss. Ge that ch ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Not all anemia is caused by iron deficiency- so i would advice you to get a bit work-up to find the cause of your anemia. If you do have iron deficien ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month