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Hemorrhagic Anemia Symptoms
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?
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
Yes: You have to figure out why you are bleeding into your stomach and if there are any other places where you are bleeding and why and if you are making sufficient replacement blood and if not why not. This can be orchestrated, at least at first by your doc, and if things get really messy by a hematologist. Good luck! ...Read more
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
13 year old daughter has HEAVY bleeding (bleeding through overnight pads in 2 hours). RBC 3.81, hemoglobin 11.2, hematocrit 32.5. Mild Anemia?
It happens: A likely cause would be a teens failure to release eggs in early menses which allows the estrogen dominated buildup of menses producing tissue.Periods can be heavy.At this age and with this presentation the worst it would be is a platelet or bleeding disorder like Von Willebrand disease which can remain silent until early menses. That would usually produce a greater drop in the blood count. ...Read more
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
3 yrs since laporoscopic total hyster (endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, heavy bleeding, anemia, very low ferritin levels). Been having a lot of pain over the last month or 2 & pressure in the right side of my groin & ovary area that radiates into my
Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen , and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more
Dizziness, fatigue: People with symptoms may or may not have symptoms. The most common symptoms are fatigue and dizziness. If the anemia is long term and slowly progressing you may not have symptoms. If you suspect that you may have anemia see your doctor so that he or she can decide if testing is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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