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I am anemic , what are some of the symptoms that indicate my blood count is low?

I am anemic , what are some of the symptoms that indicate my blood count is low?

Weakness, breathless: Anemia causes symptoms of lack of oxygen but the degree of symptoms is proportional to degree of anemia. Most people feel weak and tire easily and get out of breath on mild exercise like a brisk walk. Lightheadded dizzy feeling may occur on standing up suddenly. The best way to know the the degree of problem is to get a check of hemoglobin(hb) level...Normally it is between 12-14 grams. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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I have hasimoto thyroiditis plus my doctor told me my blood count is low. But i'm so tired all the time. Should i be concerned?

I have hasimoto thyroiditis plus my doctor told me my blood count is low. But i'm so tired all the time. Should i be concerned?

Several causes: Hashimoto thyroiditis can cause hypothyroidism which can cause fatigue if not supplemented with appropriate amount of thyroid hormone.Anemia can cause tiredness as well. If anemia is present the cause of anemia should be determined for proper treatment. You should see physician for therapy and further evaluation of the fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr said my blood count is low. 106. I asked is it due to iron. He didn't know. He said sometimes periods, but mine are not heavy. Ovarian cyst only . ?

Dr said my blood count is low. 106. I asked is it due to iron. He didn't know. He said sometimes periods, but mine are not heavy. Ovarian cyst only .
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He doesn't know ??: The diagnosis of iron deficiency is usually not difficult. It can be done by simple blood tests. I commend your doctor's honesty, but question his acumen (if you are accurately and fully reporting his assessment). Menstrual blood loss is most common cause of iron deficiency anemia in U.K., even among women who report light menses. Ovarian cyst does not cause iron deficiency. Rx is iron supplement ...Read more

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Why would my blood count be low. My doctor wants a cbc done. What is this checking for?

Why would my blood count be low. My doctor wants a cbc done. What is this checking for?

Need more info: If by blood count you mean your hemoglobin, getting a CBC will help in determining what kind of anemia you may have. Please follow your doctor's advice in follow up tests, as more may be needed after she/he evaluates the CBC. 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. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm pregnant28 weeks along.just found out that my white blood count is low, is this common.?

What do you advise if I'm pregnant28 weeks along.just found out that my white blood count is low, is this common.?

Low wbc: Low white blood cell counts in second trimester are normal, as the increase in circulating blood volume to the placenta increases the mothers total blood volume by 2/3,. The mother must make blood for herself and for the baby. It usually comes up in third trimester, which you are starting. Your health care provider should be checking your blood count again to make sure this corrects. ...Read more

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Will a hemotology doctor be able to tell why my white blood count is low?

Will a hemotology doctor be able to tell why my white blood count is low?

It depends,,,: It depends on how low the white count is and what the other tests on blood show. For example, if there are low counts from leukemia, etc., there might be immature white cells in the blood smear. If it's due to infection or chemotherapy, there will likely be less white cells without immature forms and there would be other blood parameters abnormal as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know why my white blood count is low or my platelets. I felt sick the day before maybe a virus?

What to do if I do not know why my white blood count is low or my platelets. I felt sick the day before maybe a virus?

Viral infections: White blood cell counts before a viral infection may be normal , elevated or decreased. Feeling sick is not just a result of changes in your blood counts which are dynamic and change second to second. If you are worried about having low platelets, you can have this checked at your health care providers office ...Read more