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Is Dehydration A Sympton Of Anemia
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
Having blood work to check kidney function and anemia. Can dehydration affect results of test or will results be the same whether I'm hydrated or not?
Blood tests: Yes, dehydration will give different results compared to when you are well hydrated. For instance one the kidney tests (BUN) can be elevated and so will the hemoglobin if you are dehydrated. However, the increase is often minimal and serum creatinine [Cr] (another measure of kidney function) is often within normal limits. also, the ratio of BUN/Cr of > 20 in adults suggests dehydration ...Read more
I have POTS + chronic GI bleeding w/normal RBC. Could dehydration mask anemia? I don't drink much b/c worsens diarrhea + causes constant peeing.
Usually Not-: We're pretty good at picking up details such as higher than expected red cell counts due to things such as dehydration or other causes that could raise counts to be artificially high. We look at parameters such as urine specific gravity, orthostatic pressures, reactive markers that can be triggered in dehydration and anemia as well as something called the RDW which elevates during anemic periods. ...Read more
Hr 75 laying, 120 when up! feels muscle weakness and lightheaded, off balance. No anemia, no thyroid prob., no dehydration, EKG normal, no diabetes :/?
Blood test neg. for diabetes, hypoglicemia, anemia or thyroid problems. Healthy EKG. Always lightheaded, dizzy and anxious. Maybe dehydration?
To differentiate: your dizziness diagnosis it would be useful to know your blood pressure and pulse rate lying, sitting and standing. This could help to determine dehydration from other autonomic dysfunction issues or inner ear problems. Ask a health care professional to evaluate and treat you for these symptoms before you have a pass out spell and hurt yourself. ...Read more
Hematologist says iron deficiency anemia- I'm confused my RBC slightly high. -RDW-18H,MCV 74L
MCH 22 L, MCHC 29.5 L, RBC 5.37H, HGB 11?Dehydration?
Can high bun/creatinine ratio (53, 2.0) in absence of GI bleeding mean dehydration if sodium and chloride is slightly lower than normal range and potassium is slightly elevated? Patient has diabetes, anemia, chf and on fluid restriction.
1.Yes 2.not usually: Anemia is a low blood count. You may have an artificailly high blood count on the lab test (rapid bleed, dehydration) but this effect would disappear on a repeat test. But mds also look for symptoms (shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, light headedness) if your count is good and you do not have symptoms of anemia you can probably believe the result. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Vasoocclusive event: Episodes of pain are the most common type of vasoocclusive event. Pain may be precipitated by events such as weather conditions, e,g,, high wind speed, low humidity, dehydration, infection, stress, menses, alcohol consumption, and nocturnal hypoxemia. However, the majority of painful episodes have no identifiable cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no: A "carrier" inherited the sickle trait from one parent. Sickle cell anemia (ssa), occurs in those who inherit the sickle cell gene from both parents. This is associated with a variety of serious symptoms. The problem with trait is that if your partner also has it you can pass on ssa to a child. Rarely being a carrier causes symptoms but generally much more mild than with ssa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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