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I have anemia symptoms (pale eyelids, heavy bleeding, weakness) but CBC showed rbc 4.14 hct 38.2 hgb 12.6 plt 331. Am I anemic?

I have anemia symptoms (pale eyelids, heavy bleeding, weakness) but CBC showed rbc 4.14  hct 38.2 hgb 12.6 plt 331. Am I anemic?

Not anemic: Your CBC should be repeated to ensure validity of the values. Your reported values do not indict an anemia. Your signs & symptoms are common & could represent some other disorder. When you have a repeat CBC, Please, confer with your physician, ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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What is viscous hemolytic hemorrhagic anemia?

What is viscous hemolytic hemorrhagic anemia?

Terminology: The various terms in clinical use are anemia, hemolytic anemia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, margaloblastic anemia, microcytic or macrocytic anemia, etc. but there is no disorder with the name you described. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase in #s of RBC that makes blood to viscous hemolytic anemia hemorrhagic this?

What to do if I have an increase in #s of RBC that makes blood to viscous hemolytic anemia hemorrhagic this?

Consult a doctor: Your statements are internally inconsistent. If you have a disorder of red blood cells, it would be prudent to consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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I have a large pedunculatedsubmucosalfibroid with heavy bleeding, anemia and severe pain every second month should I have a hysterectomy.I am 50 yrs?

I have a large pedunculatedsubmucosalfibroid with heavy bleeding, anemia and severe pain every second month should I have a hysterectomy.I am 50 yrs?

Maybe: Surgery carries the potential risk of complications. Things like obesity, heart disease, and severe anemia can increase your risk for surgery. Some doctors may choose to start a medicine called depo lupron (leuprolide) to shrink the fibroids and increase your blood count prior to surgery. The average age of menopause is 51. Your symptoms may go away on their own very soon. Please discuss risks w/ a doctor. ...Read more

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Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? I am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

Usually yes: Usually it is reversible but you have to correct the underlying cause such as replacing iron adequately and supplement thyroid hormone.. Good luck ...Read more

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Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery . Should I worry?

Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy  on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia.  Well I had 2 periods since surgery . Should I worry?

Follow up : It is important after surgery to schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon. That Doctor is going to be in the best position to know what happened during surgery and what to do after. After myomectomy there is often some irregular bleeding that takes a little time to resolve ...Read more

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Had my tubes tired for problems with mirena (levonorgestrel) and my ob\gyn offer for me to get mirena (levonorgestrel) or hormones for my heavy bleeding since im not anemia to get d\c

Had my tubes tired for problems with mirena (levonorgestrel) and my ob\gyn offer for me to get mirena (levonorgestrel) or hormones for my heavy bleeding since im not anemia to get d\c

Treatment for period: An endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the uterus to eliminate or minimize the amount of bleeding during menstrual cycles. There are five different techniques and most can be done in the office under local anesthesia. This does not effect your hormones or cause menopause. It is a great option and helps patients avoid major surgery. ...Read more

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Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more