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Blood Transfusion Iron Deficiency Anemia
Transfusion/infusion: Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss. Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It refers to a low number of red cells in the circulation resulting from a decrease in production in the bone marrow as a result of low amounts of iron available for this purpose. It is the most common type of anemia in the world, commonly due to dietary deficiency, multiple pregnancies, menstrual periods, chronic parasitic infestations, or other causes of chronic bleeding ...Read more
CBC and Ferritin: A CBC would establish a diagnosis of anemia and microcytosis would suggest iron deficiency. The latter can be tested for by measuring blood levels of ferritin, transferrin, and iron binding capacity. The cause of iron deficiency then needs to be investigated and may be due to blood loss, dietatry deficiency, malabsorption etc. ...Read more
I've had iron deficiency anemia for almost a year. I take ferrous sulfate everyday. Can.getting blood drawn every 2 weeks cause iron deficiency anemia?
My blood test confirmed my B12 level was low at 178, is that just a deficiency or considered pernicious anemia? I also have iron deficiency anemia.
Please do what: your doc asks you to do. Your B 12 is low. Sublingual tablets of B 12 that melt under the tongue are much better than swallowing B 12 because that has to go through the GI tract and you absorb much less. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi, I'm anemic , my hematologist office called for follow up blood test. She tells me I have non iron deficiency anemia. Can you tell me what this is?
Anemia.: simply put, you are anemic, and you're apparently not deficient in iron. The reason for this has not yet been elucidated. You need to follow up with your primary care doctor to help determine the cause of the anemia. If you have not had a colonoscopy recently, you will need that also, most likely, despite your iron status. Don't ignore the anemia! Good luck. ...Read more
How can i be able to tell if I have iron deficiency anemia? I donate blood regularly and I'm always tired, I get regular headaches and I'm extremely dizzy when i get up from sitting or laying. Recently I've been having these horrible chest pains to.
Low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.Swelling in both legs.Iron deficiency anemia present.What cloud be the reson?
See below: 1. You need to have your GI ract evaluated for blood loss which can cause iron deficency. Then you need iron replacement. 2. Your leg swelling is probably due to a low albumin. You need to find out why your Albumin is low-it could be a kidney or liver problem or severe malnutrition. You need to discuss this with a doctor. This situation cannot be diagnosed on line. ...Read more
Yes, absolutely: Iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic blood loss in the body. The source must be found and treated. It can be an occult tumor in the colon, or excessive menstrual bleeding too. Poor diet or absorption can be responsible too. Other possible sources as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes iron deficiency anemia? I was diagnosed years ago, but am now being told it could be a symptom of something else more severe?
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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