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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Her hemoglobin or hematocrit, which is what wic tests for, will not be changed by an acute illness. Now, if she is not feeling very good and you don't ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably not if pill: Oral iron tablets- generally no iv iron- generally yes- ferritin measurements will be affected for weeks.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Repeat the tests: Any evidence of iron deficiency is very serious especially at your age even if you're not anemic. You need to be screened for GI / GU bleeding, have y ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: However, chances are you also got a CBC -- complete blood count. If this is normal, and there are no weird cells, your chances of having leukemia at y ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Unlikely: A more complete blood test is probably necessary including CBC with differential and morphologic assessment. This would show if there is an increased ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Potentially, yes: Unless you donate blood regularly this would be unusual, but if you couple donating blood with significant chronic blood loss due to menstruation, the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Your iron deficiency needs to be treated, and even more importantly its cause found. If your hair loss is due to telogen effluvium, maybe treating you ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not anemia : You have a popliteal aneurysm or arteriovenous shunt until proved otherwise. Labs cannot detect these. You may need a trip to a vascular specialist.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: If you are experiencing fluttering of your heart, you need an EKG to evaluate your heart rhythm.
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