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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Estimates of the amount of time left in a patient nearing the end are notoriously unreliable. Be glad for the extra time.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Iron pancreas cancer: 33 M Ottawa: Can pancreatic cancer cause iron levels to increase? ANS: Can recall no biologically plausible mechanism for this to happen. But discuss ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Iron deficiency: Can be due to a number of causes. In a young woman like yourself, we might consider heavy periods and a low iron diet to cause it. Otherwise, your d ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Colon resection: by itself is not known cause of iron absorption problem. Possibiliteis such as pernicious anemia and occult bleeding come to mind. Consult with a he ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to see actual: Values. You may not have taken enough iron to be reflected in serum iron levels. Do you have excessive menstrual bleeding? Could the low iron be due t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Yes!: Ascending colon cancer's first presentation could be anemia! check please occult blood in stool too and if positive a colonoscopy is needed immediate ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Staging of wall involved, lymph nodes involved distant metastases involved. Location, stage, response to surgery and therapy can do a good job and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Let's talk: This is the 21st century. There are many different causes of anemia. For some, taking iron will make you sicker. If your periods are heavy, you should ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Address the iron: Some folks just run low platelets; the reference ranges (usually bottom-of-normal is around 150k) are set so that a few percent of healthies fall belo ... Read More

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