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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 ?

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 ?

Most common: is IRON DEFICIENCY but a complete work-up is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!.... This should include a GI evaluation and COMPLETE BLOOD analysis. (Iron , B-12-folic acid)....This should be done as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What kind of damage does gastro intestinal reflux cause to teeth?

What kind of damage does gastro intestinal reflux cause to teeth?

Teeth and acid: Gi reflux can create a very acidic environment for your mouth. It can strip the enamel and lower your enamel on your tooth exposing the dentin which can cause sensitivity. Bacteria love to thrive in acidic environments as well, so cavities can form. See your dentist, he/she may prescribe a presc. Fluoride rinse to help a little. Also see a GI for the reflux. ...Read more

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Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Probably not: But, the cause of iron deficiency is important, and that can lead to weight loss. Please work with your doctor to determine why you are iron deficient. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cancer==weight loss, anemia?

What are the main symptoms of cancer==weight loss, anemia?

Depends: Early cancer may be asymptomtic. Depending on the site of cancer, there may be pain, change in bowel habits, cough and expectoration, palpable mass, blood in urine, vaginal discharge etc. Weight loss and anemia ususally come later. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin? and am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water? And extreme weight loss=imaciation. .. w other symptoms.. had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin?  and am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water?  And extreme weight loss=imaciation. .. w other symptoms.. had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

Roux-En-Y both ↓es: intestinal absorption & greatly complicates eating & living long term. Humm.... Major modification of body anatomy as a treatment for food choice & quantity behaviors (which are both self-destructive & widely promoted by food industry) for money. Unfortunately, these are major issues, Your primary-medical-decision-maker (physician) is you! Study intensely, ask questions, learn & stay-in-charge. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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2 negative FOBTs, no anemia, no weight loss, no family history. Right abdo discomfort, + urination and reduced mainly loose stools for month.colon ca?

2 negative FOBTs, no anemia, no weight loss, no family history. Right abdo discomfort, + urination and reduced mainly loose stools for month.colon ca?

Uncertain: Hi. Negative stool guaiac tests do NOT exclude colon cancer! Your risk of that is low, based on what you've told us (age, no family history, guaiac negative), but not zero. The increased urination would not be related to any clone CA issue. Are you overweight? Check for diabetes. Right abdominal pain could be gallstones, liver capsule, etc. What worms is the mebendazole for? Any that go to liver? ...Read more

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Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Call doctor: You need to call your doctor for a complete check up to determine what's going on. Keep a written record of all your symptoms, when they occur, how long they last etc. And this will help the doctor provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more