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How Much Should I Worry About Anemia
Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Odd question, whenever i run the underside of my tongue painfully throbs. Heard this could be a sign of anemia. Any other issues I should worry about?
Rbc 4.08 hgb 11.4 & hct 33.9 all other nrml. Is this just mild anemia & should I worry that I have a serious illness?
Heavy periods?: If this hgb. Level is a full point or more below your previous level, this may be true anemia, especially if you're a nonsmoker (smokers have higher hgb. Levels to help compensate for carbon monoxide). It's not a bad idea to do a series of home tests to look for occult blood in the stool. If positive you would need a full evaluation. Heavy periods? (common cause of iron deficiency). ...Read more
2 periods in a row much lighter then normal. Should I worry something is wrong? Negative preg test. 32 yr old- CMP nmlCBC mild iron deficient anemia
Hello, wondering if I should worry if my mchc 32.8 a little low hct 38.7 does this show anemia my rfigm 178 my sgot 10 which is low.
Don't worry: These tests seem pretty normal. I don't know what rfigm stands for. ...Read more
I have anemia. Latest test shows iron 22 %5 ferritin 2. Labs also show mch 25.4 mchc 30.7 rdw 16.6 mpv 13. Cause for worry? Connected to anemia?
WBC increase from 4.5 to 7.6 in three months. Bilirubin went from 0.1 to 1.0 in three months. I take iron tablets for my iron anemia. Should I WORRY?
Yes: You're a man with a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia. You need to have an explanation. Unless you're a severely misguided vegetarian or an overzealous blood donor, you have an ulcer, hookworms or cancer until proved otherwise. This is serious, Ken. Get to a physican who knows what he/she is doing. ...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
Lighter periods x 2 mos, notice almost no cervical mucus either-been very stressed, I'm otherwise healthy with iron anemia. Worry? Preg neg
Unclear question: If you are anemic, take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. If you think you are pregnant, do a home pregnancy test, if you miss a period by 4-5 days. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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