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Non Iron Deficient Anemia
Okay: Iron deficiency anemia simply means the patient has low or no iron stores in their bone marrow and organs caused by decreased iron food intake, bleeding as menses, or blood in bowel movement or nosebleeds. Other forms of anemia are associated with break-up of red cells, Folic Acid or B12 deficiency or other forms as spherocytic anemia. Please check with your doctor to have case reviewed. ...Read more
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
Not simple: Why did you need a blood transfusion??? The same conditions which cause anemia often also cause itch.. Probably anemia itself is not a cause of itch. Probably iron deficiency by itself does not cause itch. Note that there are many kinds of anemias. If it is anemia due to low iron, then it is imperative to find the reason for low iron, usually blood loss. ...Read more
If iron isn't excreted from the body, how can someone who didn't have anemia before become iron deficient anemic?
Monthly cycle: Probable the most common source of anemia in a monthly cycle woman is there monthly period, especially if it is heavy and associated with clots. Check with you family doctor to discuss further. For men it would be abnormal to be anemia at age 25 and should be check out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible causes of long-term (1O+ mo) lymphocytosis in 25yo female with iron-deficient anemia, but otherwise healthy?
After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?
Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more
Rbc:3.99 Hct:3.64 Iron:41 Tibcc:459 Ferr:6.4 all abnormal was told Iron deficient...but Hgb: 12.0 so its normal does this mean Aplastic Anemia?
Iron def: All your numbers suggest iron def. You should d/w your doc what lead to this . Often there are losses from the body along with poor iron intake. A good history would discern the cause. If untreated then Hb may start to drop. This is not aplastic anemia and am glad. AA is not easy to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On iron for 6 weeks 325mg x2 for iron deficient anemia; hemoglobin was 12.4 but dropped to 10.2 had black tary stool dizziness could I be bleeding?
Yes: A drop in hemoglobin from 12.4 6 weeks ago to 10.2 now in spite of iron supplementation, coupled with black tarry stools and dizziness, suggests ongoing blood loss and warrants an urgent evaluation. I recommend you arrange evaluation within the next day or two. If necessary, go to the ER. ...Read more
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