A 32-year-old male asked:
Does wbc(5.2k), pt(1.5l) & esr(29) eliminates risk of tumor, cancer or gi bleeding while hb(11.1), rbc(3.75) & ferritin(39) for 57 yr old female ?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe?: None of these labs tests rules anything out or in. Tumors and GI bleeding are generally suspected by history / symptoms and simple exam. Lab data can help confirm but the labs you show wouldn't confirm anything.
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Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Hb and ferritin low: The hemoglobin and ferritin are low, and low-normal, respectively. I would do an evaluation for blood loss in the stool. For a female who is menstruating, menstrual blood losses can contribute to this. At age 57, it could be still menstruation (unlikely), or more likely GI blood losses.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2016
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