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Tired, light headed nausea. All tests ok but ferritin low at 16. Heavy menstration. Could i be having symptoms anemia if hem is normal?

Tired, light headed nausea. All tests ok but ferritin low at 16. Heavy menstration. Could i be having symptoms anemia if hem is normal?

I'd bet so: Iron is involved in much more than hemoglobin production, and people who are iron-deficient feel tired and weak before the anemia appears. Iron also keeps your muscles and mitochondria going. You need to find out why you are iron deficient and address the underlying cause (illness, pregnancy / periods, diet). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Most definitely: Anemia could either be from blood loss or lack of production of red blood cells. It is advisable to consult with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Could my anemia be causing yellowish eyes? Shortness of breath? Nausea?

Yes: depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortness of breath, fatigue and low exercise tolerance ...Read more

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I have had anemia before, latley I've been very lightheaded , dizzy , tierd, hungry, pale and have had nausea . Is it possable that I have it again?

Very possible: Your symptoms certainly are consistent with anemia, although they could also be due to a thyroid deficiency or some other problem. You need to see a doctor and have some blood tests to determine the origin of your symptoms. And if you are anemic, the next question to ask your doctor is why? Heavy periods? Poor diet? Find out the reason. ...Read more

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Daily nausea at night and in day. I always am on verge of throwing up and have to sit at work. Blood work is on and off again anemia. for a year now

Daily nausea at night and in day. I always am on verge of throwing up and have to sit at work. Blood work is on and off again anemia. for a year now

R.O lesion: Nausea for the most part is reflux of gastric content thru gastro-esoph sphincter. If persistent then some form of partial outlet obstruction of stomach present. The on and off anemia would suggest possible lesion near pylorus that is intermittently bleeding. Gastroscopy and possible biopsy of site of any path required. ...Read more

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Do I have cancer? Loose stools3X per day sticky, vague nausea for 1 year. CBC and Stool occult normal. Small iron def. anemia.

Need to examine: Iron deficiency anemia in women is usually due to menstrual blood loss. Diarrhea itself is not a marker for cancer, you are unlikely to have it. However, it would be prudent to consult a gastroenterologist as there may be treatment for you and you may not need to put up with loose stools 3x per day. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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29f syncope. All tests ok xcept very low BP, mild anemia, met acidosis. Post fluids/midodrine= not dizzy & ^ BP 94/59. Y the nausea, headache, tired?

29f syncope. All tests ok xcept very low BP, mild anemia, met acidosis. Post fluids/midodrine= not dizzy & ^ BP 94/59. Y the nausea, headache, tired?

?: You pose a question in reference to a complicated medical question with a paucity of data. Its just impossible to say. Perhaps a viral syndrome? Why is there a metabolic acidosis? What's the blood sugar? Ketoacidosis can present exactly like this. What is the kidney function? Serum sodium? Calcium? disorder of each can cause similar sx. (and many other possibilities too) ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more