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Is Hemoglobin Of 118 Anemia
Yes: With ss disease a genetic mutation changes the gene sequencing needed for normal hemoglobin production.The alteration changes the way the hemoglobin handles the oxygen molecule as it carries it in the blood.The blood cell then becomes distorted in the small capillaries and the spleen.The cell breaks down rapidly and or remains trapped.Anemia is a chronic problem. ...Read more
Genetic: With ss disease a genetic mutation changes the gene sequencing needed for normal hemoglobin production.The alteration changes the way the hemoglobin handles the oxygen molecule as it carries it in the blood.The blood cell then becomes distorted in the small capillaries and the spleen.The cell breaks down rapidly and or remains trapped.Anemia is a chronic problem. ...Read more
A short answer: Hypochromic microcytic anemia is usually due to not enough iron available to make hemoglobin. Sidero-achrestic anemia has iron available but can not incorporate into hemoglobin in bone marrow. It is associated with abnormal ringed sideroblastic red cells in blood, and can also be hypochromic microcytic. Another form of achrestic anemia is a chronic progressive macrocytic anemia. ...Read more
Anemia, pain, crises: The most frequent presenting signs/symptoms of sickle cell include anemia and typical sickle cell crises which include pain crises (severe pain in arms, legs, shoulders, back), acute chest crisis (shortness of breath, cough, fever, lung infiltrate), dactylitis (pain toes/fingers usually as a toddler) and others. Most patients that have sickle cell trait are completely asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?
Sickle cell Trait: can offer some protective value regarding severity of malarial disease. In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity..." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood: The genetic defect is in the hemoglobin molecule. ...Read more
Elevated creatinine: Elevated creatinine is ussually a sign of kidney disease, patient with high muscle mass may have higher level of creatinine than those with low muscle mass, a crush injury can cause elevated creanine. Patient with severe with kidney disease ( elevated creatinine) may need to be placed on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hemoglobin is 11.5 but my uibc is at 398 iron serum is 27 and iron saturation is 6! is this dangerous? Can anemia kill you?
You may be confused.: Fetuses do not suffer from sickle cell anemia in utero because they have a different type of hemoglobin (fetal) that is unaffected even in individuals destined to have sickle cell disease later in life. Affected fetuses come from affected or carrier parents and sickle cell disease is a genetic condition without cure at present. See a genetic counselor to discuss these issues in detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cell maturation: B12 and folic acid are need for DNA synthesis and maturation of all cells. The cells affected are not only red cells, white cell, and platelets but almost all cells in the body, including brain and spinal cord cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Reticulocyte count is .85% for a 70 years old man with macrocytic anemia. Hb is 9 and MCV is 105. Is the reticulocyte count normal?
Probably not: In patients without anemia, a normal retic count is 1%. As anemia develops, if the marrow can respond, the retic count should rise, meaning more red blood cells are being made. Whatever is causing your anemia (with an elevated MCV), such as B12 deficiency or other causes, is also inhibiting your bone marrow from making new cells and thus your retic count is inappropriately low. ...Read more
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