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How possible is it to have low iron despite having good rbc?

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 more

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Is it possible to have anemia but still have a good iron level?

Is it possible to have anemia but still have a good iron level?

Yes: Anemia means low red blood cell count, there are many causes for this, one being iron defiency...Others would include bone marrow suppression, increased destruction of red blood cells or other deficiencies in the building blocks of red blood cells (folate, vit b 12)... Etc. Various blood test can help narrow the list, see your doc or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

Is it possible for you to still have a hysterectomy with low hemoglobin levels?

See details: It depends how low is low. Usually one will be transfused or the anemia otherwise corrected prior to surgery. ...Read more

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If RDA's for B-vitamins are achieved with whole food, is it possible to still have high homocysteine, and if so, does it indicate gut dysbiosis ?

If RDA's for B-vitamins are achieved with whole food, is it possible to still have high homocysteine, and if so, does it indicate gut dysbiosis ?

Yes: There are some known reasons for high homocysteine, including genetics, folate deficiency (some don't list this as a B), and who-knows-why. As a lab specialist, I'd urge you not to pay much attention to this number. There's a rare genetic syndrome in which it's way-high, but most of us are not impressed that a mild elevation's a risk factor for anything. "Gut dysbiosis" is dubious stuff. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to be anemic and have low blood sugar problems?

Is it possible for you to be anemic and have low blood sugar problems?

Certainly: Low blood glucose does not cause anemia. Anemia does not cause low blood glucose. Can you have both simultaneously but unrelated- certainly. Are you eating a normal diet? Aggressive dieting or poor nutrition may be related both to iron deficient anemia and to poor liver glycogen stores and so the low glucose and anemia might be linked by a common other cause, however. ...Read more

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For years ive been iron deficient but had normal to high RBC. How is this possible? Potential Cause? Unexplained and untreated due to normal/high RBC.

For years ive been iron deficient but had normal to high RBC. How is this possible? Potential Cause? Unexplained and untreated due to normal/high RBC.

Thalassemia: It is likely that your small red cells led to a miscall. You can have this coexisting even with real iron deficiency. Get with a competent hematologist. ...Read more

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I have an alert low iron saturation and below normal on my ferritin is it safe to exercise and how serious is this?

I have an alert low iron saturation and below normal on my ferritin is it safe to exercise and how serious is this?

Anemic?: Not enough space to fully explain, but is your hemoglobin low? That is what really matters . Are you exercising already? If so, and no symptoms, you can likely continue but do need to follow up with you r doc on why your iron stores are low. ...Read more

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What would be the best diet for male sperms to have more count i mean. people say diet can affect ur sex and how much fun u have is that true?

What would be the best diet for male sperms to have more count i mean. people say diet can affect ur sex and how much fun u have is that true?

No, ...: Such info catches attention from the public, which in turn generates a huge volume of political correctness and commercialism. If male infertility is your concern, seek evaluation since some 10-15% of couples may not conceive under unprotected sex, and some 50% of causes are from female, 30% from male, and 20% from both. Premature ejaculation is the most common concern in male sexual disorders. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have high hemoglobin and also a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Is it possible for someone to have high hemoglobin and also a vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. You ask an excellent question. Through research, i could not find any whether the neurological symptoms could occur before the anemia. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Worth knowing: Let's finish your workup. Plenty of folks are Coombs-positive but not hemolyzing. If your reticulocyte count is up and you're well-nourished and aren't iron-deficient and it's been a while since surgery, maybe you're hemolyzing -- a reticulocyte count will tell you. With Coombs-pos, fatigue, low-grade fever, get tested for lupus. Your physician needs these missing pieces. ...Read more

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I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen..?

I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen..?

Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause 'pica' (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more

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I have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are that of a healthy person; a liver problem?

I have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are that of a healthy person; a liver problem?

Anemia: The list of things that can cause anemia is too long to list here, but it includes many other things besides iron deficiency. It is important that you undergo evaluation by a hematologist in order to receive the correct diagnosis and determine the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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If your iton level is 22 but feretin level is normal, are you still considered to have low iron and feel the symtoms of low iron.

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If your iton level is 22 but feretin level is normal, are you still considered to have low iron and feel the symtoms of low iron.

Iron panel: I encourage you to discuss the blood work result with your doctor. To answer your question completely- i want to know how normal is your ferritin and what is the iron saturation. If the ferritin is above 50 and the iron saturation is completely normal- then no, you do not have low iron and subsequently your fatigue is likely due to some other problems- but not related to the iron. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Yes: The red blood cells, white, and platelets can be suppressed as a group, or any combination--due to a combination of causes. If concerned, should ask your dr. The test showing low WBC should also report rbc and platelets. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive. My level of dl-phenlalanine has shown to be low. Is it ok to supplement in this case, or are there risks? Thank you.

I am trying to conceive. My level of dl-phenlalanine has shown to be low.  Is it ok to supplement in this case, or are there risks?  Thank you.

Phenylalanine: The l form of phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid found in foods such as beef, poultry, pork, fish, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, soy products, and certain nuts and seeds. The d form is synthetic, not found in food. You haven't shared what you're wanting to treat (except a lab result). Do you feel you need a supplement for some reason, rather than natural foods? http://tinyurl.com/m9rs2vd. ...Read more

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