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Causes Of Anemia In Women Over 50
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
For 57+ female what are typical causes of mild anemia (Hb 10.6, RBC 3.6) & Thrombocytopenia (Pt 1.2 L) along with ~5% weight loss over 6-months ?
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
Can ~5% weight loss over 6-months be caused by nutritional iron deficiency anemia (Hb 11.1, PCV 35.4, RBC 3.75, Ferritin 39) for 57+ yr female ?
Same cause for both: It is likely that the weight loss and anemia are being caused by the same entity/disorder. It may be poor nutrition, malabsorption, parasitic infestation or an undiagnosed illness. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an in-person evaluation. Iron deficiency anemia in an adult male is always a concern for bleeding in the intestine. ...Read more
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
For 57+ female with Anemia (Hb 11.1) what are the possible causes of low ferritin (39) but decent B12 (498) ?
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