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Is it normal that my blood smells like iron?

Is it normal that my blood smells like iron?

Yes: Basic biology. Glad you're asking questions -- that's how we learn. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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My blood smells like iron. And the viens on my stomach are visable around my liver area. Any clues on this?

My blood smells like iron. And the viens on my stomach are visable around my liver area. Any clues on this?

See your doctor: These symptoms sound reasonable to be explored further with some laboratory studies. I would suggest having your liver enzymes and CBC (Complete Blood Count)checked at a minimum. If there is a family history of hemochromatosis, a ferritin level would also be useful. ...Read more

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When cut and bleeding my blood smells like metal?

Normal: Some people describe the smell (and taste) of blood as somewhat metallic. This is normal. ...Read more

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Had my baby on 7/27/14 n im now have dicharge/blood but it smells like vinager/ sour, what could this be?

Had my baby on 7/27/14 n im now have dicharge/blood but it smells like vinager/ sour, what could this be?

Swabs: That is not a typical smell for a vaginal pathogen. See your obstetrician for an exam and cultures. It is important to be reviewed for an infection or other problem. ...Read more

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RegularPeriods avgcycle33 but this month it ws 1wklate and it looks dark red why is this also it smells like reg. Blood why did this happen?

RegularPeriods avgcycle33 but this month it ws 1wklate and it looks dark red why is this also it smells like reg. Blood why did this happen?

Well: Irregular menstrual cycle's and change and discharge or bleeding can because by stress hormones endocrine thyroid abnormalities medications infection and pregnancy. See Dr. For specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is something wrong if my discharge smells like iron, and I was bleeding two days before?

Is something wrong if my discharge smells like iron, and I was bleeding two days before?

Vag discharge: There is probably some residual blood left in the discharge giving it the smell of iron. Don't be concerned. ...Read more

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I'm not anemic but my iron level won't go above 10.5 which iant high enough to give blood which I would like to do any suggeations?

I'm not anemic but my iron level won't go above 10.5 which iant high enough to give blood which I would like to do any suggeations?

Anemia: Is 10.5 your hemoglobin level? Either way whether this is your hemoglobin level or your iron (ferritin) level. The level is low and indicates that you are anemic. If you do have iron deficiency and you don't respond to oral iron then you probably should get intravenous iron. Discuss firther with your md. Make sure that you don't have any other reason that can make you anemic besides low iron. ...Read more

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Recently had a blood test with my results coming back with a iron level of 3, would like to know if this is level and what are the normal level of iro?

Recently had a blood test with my results coming back with a iron level of 3, would like to know if this is level and what are the normal level of iro?

What units?: If this was measured in micrograms per deciliter, you are very low, probably iron deficient, and need to address why -- this may be from monthly loss, loss from pregnancy, vegetarianism, blood loss from hookworm or a GI ulcer or malignancy, or some other cause. Your physician needs to address this with you. ...Read more

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Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person in 200 and will give you the blahs for years before it's diagnosed or makes you gravely sick. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it bad to have 57% of iron on my blood?

I was wondering is it bad to have 57% of iron on my blood?

Transferrin sat: I think you must mean your transferrin saturation is 57%. Normal for a man is up to 50%, and for a women up to 40-45%. To interpret whether this is an issue or not, one would also need to know your total iron level, total iron binding capacity (tibc), and ferritin level. Please see a hematologist if this is a concern for you, or if your primary care doctor can't explain things satisfactorily. ...Read more

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What can cause high iron in blood?

What can cause high iron in blood?

Hemochromatosis: Hemachromatosis causes accumulation of iron in the body causing multi oran problems. In addition to a comprehensive blood test you should check ferritin, iron and transferrin saturation levels.
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Is high iron in blood good or bad?

Iron overload: Genetic hemochromatosis causes excess absorption of iron which builds up in internal organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas causing organ dysfunction and failure. A similar thing can happen when patients get a lot of blood transfusions (because there is iron inside the red blood cells). High iron levels can also be seen with alcohol abuse and hepatitis. Please get checked out to see what's up. ...Read more

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What causes too much iron in ur blood?

Mostly genetics: Too much iron is called hemochromatosis which is an inherited condition. This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention. If you suspect you have iron overload, please se your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the tests for iron poor blood?

What are the tests for iron poor blood?

Iron level tests: A common screening test for low iron is the hemoglobin level, since iron is necessary for it to be produced. If high or normal iron is likely normal. If low, more specific tests include a serum iron study, iron binding capacity & serum ferritin (a carrier protein). ...Read more

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What does low iron mean in a blood test?

Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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Tried to donate blood couldn't, low iron?

Tried to donate blood couldn't, low iron?

Improve diet, re-try: It is not uncommon for some females to be borderline anemic and/or low iron, depending on menstrual issues and diet choices. If you increase your dark, leafy greens and protein intake for a couple of weeks, you will likely be both a little healthier and able to donate. We need your donation for patients! ...Read more

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How you can decrease iron level in blood?

How you can decrease iron level in blood?

Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

None to many: This is usually diagnosed as hemachromatosis. It is a genetic disorder. If high enough and long enough, it can affect ones joints (pain), glandular organs, (decreased libido and diabetes), the heart (abnormal rhythms) and many other organs and symptoms. One may become "bronze colored", develop low thyroid levels and develop liver disease. It is treatable if caught early and treated aggressivel. ...Read more

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Can diet and exercise reduce iron in the blood?

No: Iron deficiency is usually a sign of blood loss and not a result of diet or exercise. Low iron levels should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too much iron in their blood?

Many people: A genetic mutation in the gene controlling iron metabolism is one of the commonest mutations in caucasians. ...Read more

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I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

Read below: Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count) is most commonly due to bleeding. The cause of the bleeding must be determined and stopped and the list iron must be replaced so you can make red blood cells. Iron is replaced with pills or injections, but some patients do not absorb the pills well. Ask your doctor what your iron levels are and why your blood remains low while taking iron. ...Read more

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Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Not always: It can indicate there is less oxygen in it (which is ok since it likely came from a vein, which is going back to heart to lungs for oxygenation), as arterial (/oxygenated) blood is often a rather bright red. No specific cause, just tendency. ...Read more

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My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

Normal: Your ferritin level is normal. The normal range is 12-150 ng/ml. (1 ng/ml = 1ug/l). ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more