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My dad 70 yrs has macrocytic anemia. Hemoglobin 9.5, hematocrit 28. Hematologist gave maltofer pill a day. In a month hemoglobin 10 hematocrit 30?

My dad 70 yrs has macrocytic anemia. Hemoglobin 9.5, hematocrit 28. Hematologist gave maltofer pill a day. In a month hemoglobin 10 hematocrit 30?

What is the question: Please rephrase your question to get a better answer. Please discuss in detail with his hematologist. The fact that hematologist gave the iron- means that your hematologist thinks there is a component of iron deficiency. So, continue iron and f/u with your md. However, it does not fit exactly with macrocytosis. Other work up still needs to be done to see explanation for macrocytosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Hematocrit (Definition)

Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more


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My dad has macrocytic anemia. 10 hemoglobin, 29 hematocrit, 14 platelets, MCV 107. Tests for kidney, liver, wbc, mch, vit B12 are normal. Why? No alcohol

My dad has macrocytic anemia. 10 hemoglobin, 29 hematocrit, 14 platelets, MCV 107. Tests for kidney, liver, wbc, mch, vit B12 are normal. Why? No alcohol

More labs: Thyroid and Folic Acid should be assayed. A reticulocyte count is also in order as new-made reds can be quite large. Has the pathologist or hematologist looked at the peripheral smear? ...Read more

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My Hemoglobin is 9.6 and Hematocrit is 30.9. How bad of an anemia is it?

My Hemoglobin is 9.6 and Hematocrit is 30.9. How bad of an anemia is it?

Evaluation: You have mild anemia, You should see your doctor to have more blood test (CBC, Retic, combs, serum iron) to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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How low your hemoglobin hematocrit to do work up for anemia?

How low your hemoglobin hematocrit to do work up for anemia?

Find cause: I would investigate any anemia in the hope of finding a treatable cause, especially before things get serious. Iron deficiency causes fatigue before it causes anemia. ...Read more

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If hemoglobin and hematocrit from 9.5 to 10 and from 29 to 30.8 in a month after taking maltofer one pill a day, does it mean anemia I got is simple?

If hemoglobin and hematocrit from 9.5 to 10 and from 29 to 30.8 in a month after taking maltofer one pill a day, does it mean anemia I got is simple?

Not enough: Information to answer specifically. This is a treatment for iron deficiency. Have you been diagnosed with an iron issue? Has the possibility of blood loss been looked at? ...Read more

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How do u treat low hemoglobin (12.6)? Is this anemia? Take iron&if so how much? I read iron is no good 4 u. Rbc: 4.17, hematocrit: 37.4, high rdw: 15.

Results: 12.6 hemoglobin with a 37.4 hematocrit may be normal for you. This would depend on your prior results and your hemoglobin type--sickle trait patients may have these numbers and be perfectly fine. Is there any history of blood in stools or urine?
Too much iron is not good, but appropriate doses for some conditions as recommended by your doctor would be helpful when prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? Hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. Normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? Hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. Normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

You will be fine: You just need to supplement back the iron. This hemoglobin level is low, but I expect you to recover fully. Once you take the iron supplements, check back with your doctor for repeat labs to confirm your good health. Then you will see. You have your young age and relative good health that will help you pull through this time. ...Read more

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2 CBC tests showed low RBC (3.77) hemoglobin (11) and hematocrit (32.5!) 2 docs and 1 neuro said that's normal. Anemia? Other causes of these levels?

2 CBC tests showed low RBC (3.77) hemoglobin (11) and hematocrit (32.5!) 2 docs and 1 neuro said that's normal. Anemia? Other causes of these levels?

Very mild anemia: It will depend on the normal range of hb used at your laboratory where you have the test done. At my lab- the normal range used is between 12-15, so hb of 11 is only mildly anemic. It is nothing to worry much about however. In young woman like yourself- with your monthly period, you lose some iron in every cycle. This can cause mild anemia. Check your iron and take multi vitamin. D/w your md. ...Read more

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Hematocrit normal but got high MCV. Could having pernicious anemia be the cause of my long term panic disorder? B12 produces neurotrans. Through methylat

Hematocrit normal but got high MCV. Could having pernicious anemia be the cause of my long term panic disorder? B12 produces neurotrans. Through methylat

Could be: But isn't.
a b12 level will confirm that the amount in your system is more than adequate.
b12 is in all animal products and is stored for months. Deficiencies occur:
in the elderly with very thin absorption areas in the gut that can't get it in.
rare parasitic diseases
total hardcore Vegans ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.

Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.

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. Having said that, your are mildly anemic and have mild iron deficiency. One 65 mg tablet of iron and one multivitamin tablet would be sufficient. However, iron deficiency in an adult male warrants an investigation to rule out abnormal bleeding and you ought to consult your doctor. You may visit this site for information on iron supplementation.
http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/supplement-guide-iron# ...Read more

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13 year old daughter has HEAVY bleeding (bleeding through overnight pads in 2 hours). RBC 3.81, hemoglobin 11.2, hematocrit 32.5. Mild Anemia?

13 year old daughter has HEAVY bleeding (bleeding through overnight pads in 2 hours). RBC 3.81, hemoglobin 11.2, hematocrit 32.5. Mild Anemia?

It happens: A likely cause would be a teens failure to release eggs in early menses which allows the estrogen dominated buildup of menses producing tissue. Periods can be heavy. At this age and with this presentation the worst it would be is a platelet or bleeding disorder like Von Willebrand disease which can remain silent until early menses. That would usually produce a greater drop in the blood count. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with chronic anemia without iron defeciancy. My recent blood tests have shown my hematocrit value of 34.7 and my hemoglobin value is 11.3. This is about what my values have been running for about 2-3 years. I am receiving no treatmen

I have been diagnosed with chronic anemia without iron defeciancy. My recent blood tests have shown my hematocrit value of 34.7 and my hemoglobin value is 11.3. This is about what my values have been running for about 2-3 years. I am receiving no treatmen

There: There are many potential reasons for this low-level anemia, and they range from harmless to potentially fairly serious. You may have a genetic difference in the way your body makes hemoglobin, and if that's the case, you would have always had a low hemoglobin, and likely never have had any problems. With CAD and copd, this chronic low-level anemia may make those conditions somewhat worse, but there is really little if anything to do for it.

This could also be due to early kidney failure, which is often seen in patients with CAD and copd. Your kidney function tests could still be in the normal range, but your kidneys could be starting to fail. One of the functions of the kidneys is to secrete a hormone that causes your bone marrow to make red blood cells, so mild anemia is often a first sign of kidney problems.

The chronic inflammation that CAD and COPD cause could also be suppressing your bone marrow from making enough red blood cells, and treating these diseases fully may help raise your hemoglobin level.

Or there may be some other illness that you ahve without being aware that is causing inflammation that is suppressing your bone marrow.

Your physician may have tried to determine if you are producing enough red blood cells by doing a test called a reticulocyte count, which measures the level of immature red blood cells in your body. She likely would also be interested in looking at tests like ldh and haptoglobin that are abnormal when your body makes antibodies that destroy red blood cells prematurely. Checking a vitamin b-12 and folate (folic acid) level can also be useful since both of those are needed to make red blood cells. You could also be losing blood from your gastrointestinal tract, so checking your stool for hidden blood is often performed. One more of many other potential causes is a problem with the bone marrow itself which can only be truly evaluated by taking a sample of the bone marrow if that is suggested by other tests.

Your mild anemia may well be just because of your chronic CAD and copd, but unless other causes are ruled out, that assumption could be dangerous. ...Read more

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My dad 70 yrs old has good blood tests. His hemoglobin is 10 and hematocrit 28.5. Doctor said normal anemia and no further tests just maltofer pill?

My dad 70 yrs old has good blood tests. His hemoglobin is 10 and hematocrit 28.5. Doctor said normal anemia and no further tests just maltofer pill?

Anemia: Your father needs more medical help. Be sure that someone goes to the doctor with your father to be sure he understands everything. His blood test is abnormal and he has some type of anemia that needs to be identified, and the cause of the anemia needs to be determined. The diagnosis must be complete and the treatment should be clear. ...Read more

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Is my anemia considered severe? 44yr female Hemoglobin-9.9, hematocrit-32.5, MVC-69fL, MHC-20.9, MCHC-30.4, RDW-19.1, RBC- normal, WBC- normal.

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. "A little bit anemic" is like being "a little big pregnant." Your anemia requires a workup. Being microcytic, and I presume new (not thalassemia), you've got iron deficiency until proved otherwise. Unless you're an ill-advised vegetarian, you're losing blood -- and until it's proved otherwise, you need to search for a cancer, ulcer, or hookworm. ...Read more

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My MCV is high but hematocrit and homoglobin is good. Pernicious anemia? Also my left sole burns since childhood so maybe its neuropathy due to lowb12?

My MCV is high but hematocrit and homoglobin is good. Pernicious anemia? Also my left sole burns since childhood so maybe its neuropathy due to lowb12?

MCV and B12: It is true that B12 deficiency may cause anemia and elev MCV. MAnemia requires that the HCT and HGB are low. So if yours are normal, you do not have anemia.

A high MCV can be normal, for you. How high is it? It often means red cells have been recently made.

You can measure the B12 level directly in blood tests, so there is no need to use the hemoglobin level.

R U still using rifampin? ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more