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Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

High iron: Probably not. If you have been having low RBC levels you may have been given high doses of iron. If the low RBC is not iron deficiency anemia, then iron will not help. High iron in blood can cause many problems including accumulation in the liver causing hemachromatosis. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What would cause low ferritin (13 last yr, now 9) if RBC indices are normal & so is iron panel? Thyroid ok. I take IM B12 for pernicious anemia. 28f

What would cause low ferritin (13 last yr, now 9) if RBC indices are normal & so is iron panel? Thyroid ok. I take IM B12 for pernicious anemia. 28f

Early deficiency: Serum ferritin drops off before anemia appears or red cell indices go abnormal. Your physician will ask you about diet, your cycle, and whether you're perhaps having blood loss via the gut -- he / she will check. If you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, please reconsider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6 iron saturation 5 wbc 2.8 rbc 2.9 hgb 9.0 crit 26.8 monocytes low 182 total iron 21 thyroid nodules benign?

Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs 
ferritin 6
iron saturation 5
wbc 2.8
rbc 2.9
hgb 9.0
crit 26.8
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 more

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What can cause anemia? How is it treated? Iron level is ok. Rbc is ok. Hemoglobin is ok

What can cause anemia? How is it treated? Iron level is ok. Rbc is ok. Hemoglobin is ok

Many causes: You need to insist on a full explanation of the continuing workup. If your hemoglobin level is normal, then I am wondering how anemia was diagnosed. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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How can RBC be low and iron high?

Different things: "iron" is often misused as a term for "hemoglobin", sometimes even by allied health professionals who should know better. The "serum iron" actually measures how much of the element are actually available free for use. You may be low on red cells because the iron isn't usable, or the red cells are being lost or destroyed or can't be made for some reason. The situation is common. ...Read more

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I have elevated rbcs and when I was younger. Does this mean I was anemic with low iron?

I have elevated rbcs and when I was younger.  Does this mean I was anemic with low iron?

No : Patients with iron deficiency typically have a low number of red blood cells, not an increased number. I would need more information to say anything more. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more