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Can a person experience some symptoms of anemia without being anemic? Borderline anemic? His hct was about 40, he is often tired, pale, eats ice, etc.
Yes: You can have iron deficiency without having anemia yet. You could have vitamin B12 deficiency-without having significant anemia-yet etc. Yes, you could feel tired etc. But having said that, those symptoms also can be caused by different things like depression, thyroid problems, high blood sugar, chronic disease etc. D/w your md- and your doc can check few basic labs to help him out. ...Read more
Ferritin 25 MCV 82 Hemoglobin 136 RDW 15.9 RBC 5.11 One doc says it's fine. Another says it's borderline anemic. Will a multi with 14 mg iron help?
33 yrs old & my heart skips beats. A MRN said I have Thalassemia . I get out of breath easily. Low iron. Borderline anemic. What could that mean?
Thalassemia: Thalassemia , also called "Mediterranean anemia " , affects people from that area as well as descendants of the same. There are basically 2 forms- Major and Minor. Most likely your's is minor. Most people wit this form are OK but do exhibit tiredness and other symptoms of low blood count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with autoimmune pernicious anemia 5 years ago. Levels still low or at times borderline despite monthly injections of cyanocobalamin.
What's wrong?: If the level of B12 is not enough you may need a larger dose. If you mean you still have a mild or borderline anemia that can be OK. There is no reason to make you better than normal ( borderline is still normal ). I see you have a low ferritin and a high iron saturation. Talk with your doc about why those numbers are what they are. You may have another source of anemia. ...Read more
I am on borderline anemia for 3yrs (39y male). My recent test: hemoglob: 12.3 hematocrit:39.2 mch:26.6, mchc:31.4, rdw:12.9, mcv:84.8. Anything to worry?
Anemia : Based on this blood work, nothing to worry! ...Read more
Borderline anemia (3.7) w/ high MCV (103) high mch, -40lbs weight loss/fatique/pain/prssr under left ribs, random node swellng. Worry or no?
Very worried: There are many possibilities, but based on what youve told me, you have malignant lymphoma until proved otherwise. It's your life and your risk of missing an opportunity for cure before it's too late. If you don't have confidence in the physician who ordered the bloodwork, please get with a practice group that you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly yellow eye balls, especially mornings.Skin normal color doesn't drink alcohol.Prior history of borderline anemia. Green eyes. What can it be?
Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia? I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.
Pernicious anemia: Yes your doctor can run a battery of tests including a cbc, peripheral blood smear, a serum b 12 level, and a reticulocyte count. These usually will help to diagnose the condition. Sometimes methylmalonic acid and homocysteine levels will be drawn to help with the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer