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Anemia In Women
Heavy menses: Fibroids typically cause anemia by causing heavy menstrual cycles, with or without cramping. Not all fibroids cause this. Depending on the size and number of the fibroids and your future fertility plans, your doctor can help you plan what therapies are best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for me to be having pain behind my eyes? I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
Is iron deficiency anemia common in women w/Hx G0 P0? Is Hb 10.6, iron total 23, ferritin 4L severe? Hx of moderate but lighter periods in last 8mnths
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women. Your lab result are consistent with iron deficiency anemia. Take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take iron pills with food. If constipation becomes an issue, use a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?
No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood loss: Blood loss from the gastro intestinal tract is the most common cause. This could be due to gastritis, ulcer, hemorrhoids, diverticuli, or tumor. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to anemia as well. Cancer of the blood is another concern. Seek medical attention promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microcytic: Probably. Lab values mean nothing in the absence of clinical data. ...Read more
Make sure: First of all, your doctor needs to make sure your anemia is caused by iron deficiency because there are many other possible causes of anemia. If that's the case, then there are several foods rich in iron but probably the best way to go is to take an iron supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone marrow failure: Aplastic anemia means the bone marrow is not make the cellular components of blood. White blood cells which fight infection, red blood cells which carry oxygen, and platelets which help stop bleeding. It requires therapy such as immune suppressing medications or a bone marrow transplant. It is a very serious disorder that needs to be evaluated by a specialist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will it derogatory to inject B12 per week, if i don't have anemia? I like it when a woman nurse injects me.
For 57+ female with Anemia (Hb 11.1) what are the possible causes of low ferritin (39) but decent B12 (498) ?
Please suggest some iron contained food items to overcome iron deficieny anemia as i feel so.. Not evaluated yet. 27 year old female.?
Anemia: young women: If you are anemic you haveto be evaluated. It could be from heavy periods vs. Dietary deficiency vs other more sesrious conditions. If your anemia is chronic it could also be form a condition called thal. Minor. See your md asap so you cna have the right treatment as the treatmnet may differ depending on the cause. If it is dietary deficiency, could be iron def. Vs. Other vit. B or Folic Acid def. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the normal hemo level for women. I have anemia & taking 2 325 mg iron pills a day. My hem level was a little over 9 and i feel like passing ou?
I am a 28 years old female and i weigh 92 lbs. If my hemoglobin level is 12.75. Can i still have anemia?
Not anemia: I think your hemoglobin is fine. I see you are tired and short of breath. You will need to look for another explanation. ...Read more
Does monthly weight loss (71kg -> 70.4kg, Hb 10.6 -> 71kg, Hb 11.1 -> 70.2kg) along with Anemia indicate serious illness for 57+ yr female ?
Yes, No, and Maybe: Losing a couple of pounds in one month, or gaining a couple of pounds in one month, or staying the same weight over one month... all have no special meaning by themselves, because they happen in normal healthy people, in people with "mild" diseases, and in people with "serious" diseases. The only way to tell is to get the whole picture of what is happening with a particular patient. ...Read more
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