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Anemia Blood Test Results
I have all the symptoms of anemia and i had a blood test before christmas and the results came back that im not anemic, what else could it be?
Depends: Depending on what exactly your symptoms are, there may be other causes of course, ...For example, being tired or fatigued could be caused by a multitude of other issues including viruses, thyroid issues, etc. Etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi, my blood test showed the following results: hemoglobin 9.0, iron 50.3, transferrin 330, tibc 69.7, ts 13.2%. What's the type of anemia?
Blood test done 4 days after period with a result of 11.6 Hemoglobin, Is it considered bad anemia?Does Hemoglobin go down during or after periods?
No, not bad: in some labs, that level would not be considered anemic ...Read more
My doctor has told me I do not have pernicious anemia. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency.blood test result was 160. So I have mild vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Get a consult: "Mild vitamin B12 deficiency" is like being "a little bit pregnant." It should not happen -- ESPECIALLY if you are, as you say, pregnant. If this happened because you are a vegetarian, reconsider or start supplementing now. Otherwise, you have a right & duty to know what's happening. Your primary care physician didn't communicate answers to you -- a 2nd physician's input is in order. ...Read more
1.Yes 2.not usually: Anemia is a low blood count. You may have an artificailly high blood count on the lab test (rapid bleed, dehydration) but this effect would disappear on a repeat test. But mds also look for symptoms (shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, light headedness) if your count is good and you do not have symptoms of anemia you can probably believe the result. Why do you ask? ...Read more
If the blood test shows that the iron levels are within range, even in the normal higher area.....Does that rule out anemia?
Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b vitamin defiency, bone marrow issues causing decreased production of red blood cells, hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells, drugs etc. Your doctor should help sort things out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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