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How Possible Is It To Have Low Iron Despite Having Good Rbc
Yes: By good rbc i believe you mean a normal rbc/ hct/ hemoglobin with normal rbc size and population distribution numbers. Early iron deficiency can occur with normal rbc measurements yet low or no serum iron or storage iron which is what is measured by serum iron levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do u treat low hemoglobin(12.6)? Is this anemia? Take iron&if so how much? I read iron is no good 4 u. Rbc: 4.17, hematocrit: 37.4, high rdw: 15.
Results: 12.6 hemoglobin with a 37.4 hematocrit may be normal for you. This would depend on your prior results and your hemoglobin type--sickle trait patients may have these numbers and be perfectly fine. Is there any history of blood in stools or urine? Too much iron is not good, but appropriate doses for some conditions as recommended by your doctor would be helpful when prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more
I have sickle cell trait and have had low rbc for years despite taking iron supplements. Could these be related?
Different things: "iron" is often misused as a term for "hemoglobin", sometimes even by allied health professionals who should know better. The "serum iron" actually measures how much of the element are actually available free for use. You may be low on red cells because the iron isn't usable, or the red cells are being lost or destroyed or can't be made for some reason. The situation is common. ...Read more
Iron: You can have iron deficiency without having iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is a condition where your hemoglobin is below the normal concentration. And as you know there are many causes of anemia. Iron deficiency can be one of them. Iron storage ( ferritin) will be the one that goes down first before your hemoglobin declines. Why one has low iron? There are many causes-bleeding, malabsorption etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am low in all haemoglobin, RBC, PVC, MCV, MCH, MCHC but a high RDW. My iron is only 1.6 umol/L. Is it possible I have thalassemia?
This is serious: If your physician has not already had a serious talk with you about what is probably iron deficiency anemia, get with a physician who's a better communicator. You haven't shared the exact numbers, but the smart money is on iron deficiency, with thal and a few others needing to be ruled out. Even if you have heavy periods / recent pregnancy, you need a competent workup. Demand good care. ...Read more
Rbcs are within the normal range but the iron is low(37)..I feel that there is something wrong with my head.Why?
Early Fe deficiency?: Early iron deficincy produces feeling poorly before it produces anemia. You'll be checked for blood loss and your diet and (if you're a woman) periods and pregnancies will be reviewed. Your physician would do well to continue looking for some explanation for your other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I have low iron 44 ug/l range is 80-300 ug/l
While having normal
hemoglobin 154 range 135-170 g/l
and RBC 5.19 range 4.20-5.70
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