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Adrenals Thyroid Affect Iron Rbc
Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs
iron saturation 5
monocytes low 182
total iron 21
thyroid nodules benign?
Need units/low BP,,,: I can't be sure of your hair loss, but your dizziness on standing seems a like orthostatic hypotension, where you do not have either enough volume of blood or blood pressure. This can be from meds to lower blood pressure, which also might explain your hair loss. You have low iron, and hb/hct values and these can be why you're tired, etc.. See your dr. For more evaluation, and get those lab units. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am donating plasma for about five months now and I have hypo thyroidism and take 250 mcgs gaining weight low iron low protein is donating healthy?
My iron level is 59, ubc 325, tibc 384, transferrin saturation 15.4, WBC 10, RBC 4.89 and hemoglobin 13.5. Are these normal?
More or less: All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?
D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more
What may be causes of chronically high heart beat in mid 90 to 100 and a bit above , over more then a year? Thyroid and lft and iron level was normal
Multiple causes.: Anemia, infection, hyperthyroidism, heart failure, valvular heart disease, autonomic dysfunction, pericarditis, myocarditis. Rare causes would include neuroendocrine tumors such as a pheochromocytoma. It merits a careful history and physical exam, ecg, chest x-rays and some routine blood tests. ...Read more
Normocyt, WNL RDW, anemia-hgb 13, rbc 4.3. PO Fe for 1 yr w/ no improvement. Fe 58, ferritin 15, TIBC 347. Asymptomatic. Thoughts on IV iron?
Too aggressive: With the numbers you're presenting I'm not sure who put the idea of doing IV iron into your thought process. Hb-13 for age 74 isn't far off of expected norms for age. If you want to do SOMETHING check thyroids, serum zinc, serum magnesium, & serum Vitamin D. Eat more spinach, beans, dried fruit, seafood, & poultry. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment. ...Read more
Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?
Change meds: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 such as synthroid. Stop the cytomel. It can be dangerous and there is no way to check to see if you're on the correct dose. Your anemia may need further evaluation once your thyroid is stabilized. ...Read more
Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?
?Not anemic: Your rbc is low, but hct is probably at the bottom of normal. The other lab values are all normal. This discrepancy between rbc and hct usually means either your red cells are unusually big, or something is interfering with the counting. This can happen with a cold agglutinin (red cells clump in the cold), excessive alcohol, liver problems, or low thyroid. Given other symptoms, check thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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