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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding).
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wick
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Blood counts: There are several potential explanations for this constellation of findings. These include a primary bone marrow problem, pernicious anemia, and side ... Read More
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Dr. Andrea Brand
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See a doctor: These blood pressure readings are very high and need attention. With the information at hand we can not explain the reason for the change. Please see ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Seems: Very unlikely, but glad you are better.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Abnormal labs: Low anion gap is usually a lab error, so it is spuriously low. A recheck would probably "correct" it. Low iron saturation cannot be interpreted by its ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See below: Anemia develops when one runs out of iron stores. Iron stores can be low and the person can have normal hemoglobin. If you had heavy menstrual bleedin ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
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No, not worried: Just stay on top of it. You sound like you are anemic, which you could attribute to the low iron. Try taking iron supplements, but continue follow up ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Watch it: I trust that your physician is confident you do not have a come-and-go gastric ulcer and that you've been offered a colonoscopy. Also trusting you're ... Read More

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