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Could low hematocrit alter menstruation

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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
No the opposite: Excessive menstrual flow is a common cause of low hematocrit.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Period: Heavy period can cause anemia- presented with decrease hemoglobin and hematocrit (hct).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inflammation?: The findings are strongly suggestive of inflammation, but do not point to a specific diagnosis. This needs to be followed up with a detailed history, ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not criteria for CML diagnosis, it may just be simple iron deficiency anemia, which is common, you can still discuss the results with your doctor, wis ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasad answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May do: If low iron is causing anemia, the body may adapt by reducing frequency of periods or amount of bleeding.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
A problem: with falling hematocrit can indicate either bleeding or destruction of red cells in the body. Since your platelets are also low, this finding suggests ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Multiple possible.: If a patient has had recent surgery, that might be the cause. B12 and Folic Acid deficiencies can cause a high MCV (ie, it can represent a nutritiona ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: Looks like you have iron deficiency anemia but the confirmatory test is 'ferritin' level in the blood being low. Talk to your doctor to know why you h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Owens
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hypothyroidsim can cause all of these findings, including low iron levels. If you are already treated for hypothyroidism you may need your levels che ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely: WBCs vary. Not usually due to menstrual cycle.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Splenomegaly: It isn't clear from what you say whether your hemoglobin itself is truly abnormal or whether just the RDW and MCH are altered. These in themselves do ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Bleeding in head: How do you know that you are not bleeding inside your head or elsewhere, causing you to be light headed?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Anemia: Need to find: Out cause. Hemoglobin level below 10 gm% is the definition of anemia but that does not tell why a person has anemia. It would be important to find the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Your iron level would not affect your cycles, but your cycles could easily affect your iron level.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The reverse is true: Heany cycles is a common cause of iron deficient anemia in women. However, low iron will not cause the irregular cycles. Cycle timing and frequency is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Anemia of low iron: The blood results you describe would go along with iron deficiency anemia and in a person of your age likely due to not enough iron intake to make bac ... Read More
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Dr. L. Stoney
Dr. L. Stoney answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Pregnancy: Low haptoglobin is normal during pregnancy but the number that you state is lower than what is usually seen and i would therefore have an evaluation f ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
You can look these: all up, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_corpuscular_hemoglobin_concentration, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_blood_cell_distribution_width, ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Low ferritin: As long as you are not anemic don't worry, but do get a screen for colon cancer per Normal medical guidelines
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: it's anemia.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If your peripheral smear is unremarkable and the MCV abo ... Read More
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