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My son has had a chest infection for 3 weeks suffers from iron deficency and is sleeping constently today is his iron levels to low help !?
Should i be concerned about cancer with having a high platelet count of 816, 000? I also have iron deficency anemia. I can't stop worrying.
Recheck it: Iron deficiency could be the cause but it is important to follow up on it. Please recheck it after correction of iron deficiency. Then get a CBC and see what changes have taken place. Also watch WBC count. If the platelet count persists above 500, 000 then you need to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Had CBC done and I am stressing about high platelet count of 816, 000.Dr never mentioned it just said iron deficency anemia. Should i be very worried?
I have been bleeding heavily with severe cramps. I sometimes feel light headed look pale & feel very weak. Can i be anemic or have a iron deficency?
I have heavy periods with severe cramps. I sometimes feel light headed look pale & feel very weak. Can i be anemic or have a iron deficency?
Abnormalities: Low blood iron levels are usually due to loss of blood rather than dietary deficiencies. In women past or present menstrual bleeding is the commonest cause. Low potassium,if not due to diuretic medications or steroids,may occur with vomiting or diarrhea,and less likely rare glandular problems. Low vit D is due to low calcium intake and lack of Sun exposure.YOur physician knows you best,however. ...Read more
Iron: Iron is a component of many enzymes and chemical structures in the body. Most importantly it is a component of hemoglobin which the oxygen carrying molecule in a red blood cell. Without enough iron, not enough red blood cells can be produced and you will develop iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more