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Symptoms Of Haemoglobin Deficiency
Full bloods all clear (hemoglobin 13.7) but very low b12, all my symptoms match B12 deficiency closely, but doc asked for retest?
Sounds like your: Doc wants to confirm before initiating therapy. ...Read more
Can severe iron deficiency (very low ferritin) with only moderately low hemoglobin cause symptoms? Racing heart, sob, anxiety, dizzy, hair loss?
Evaluation: It is possible to get those symptom, but You need evaluation to find the cause,it may be bleeding,so be treated ...Read more
Normal haemoglobin but very low iron and high saturation along with vit D3 slight deficiency. High FSH and pcos. I have skin bronzing since 2 yrs. Help!?
I am a brittle asthmatic with iron-deficiency anaemia. Ferritin is 4, and my haemoglobin is 9.7. Today, my resting heart rate is 150bpm. See a doctor?
See your MD: You may have an increased heart rate from some of your asthma medications--though not mentioned, I presume you are on some bronchodilator meds which can raise your heart rate. Prednisone should not raise your heart rate. Anemia can also be associated with increased heart rate. See your MD to get checked out and give you some peace. ...Read more
3.5 yrs male, 33 lbs. slim, cheerful, active but slightly pale. Gets frequent cough and throat infections. Haemoglobin 11.1, serum iron 37, TIBC 102, UIBC 65, RBC count 4.75 million, Platelet 311. Mild hypochromic normocytic. Is this iron deficiency?
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What is his mean corpuscular volume (MCV) If it is below 70, beta thalassemia trait would be one consideration. Hemoglobin of 11.1 is low for a boy, but he does not appear to be iron deficient. It would be prudent to consult a hematologist.
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Low levels precede : Hemoglobin level does not decrease unless all the iron stores are used up. So one follows the other but slowly. Therefore, it is not uncommon to have good hemoglobin level in th eearly phases of iron deficiency. ...Read more
My hemoglobin is11.90gms n serum calcium is8.3 and polymorphs count is 77%. So I need ur help so I can over come my deficiency n whts is polymorhs?
If feel well, ignore: Your hemoglobin ; calcium are very slightly low for most labs; your physician might check you for iron deficiency ; whether Albumin is slightly low to explain. I often wish that percentages of white cells weren't even reported as they mean nothing and if your absolute lymphocyte count is not very low, I would ignore it. Polymorphs are the warrior white cells, lymphocytes do specialty work. ...Read more
B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. You ask an excellent question. Through research, I could not find any whether the neurological symptoms could occur before the anemia. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first. ...Read more
No: Hemoglobin level determines if u r anemic. However, simplified, the size of red blood cells (rbc) can be small and mean iron deficiency, or large and mean Folic Acid or B12 deficiency. Causes of iron deficiency is loss of blood (iron molecule is in the rbc), without there being a store of iron in the body for the bone marrow to make more of them. Must be treated. Call doc. ...Read more
?: It would be unlikely for a person to have a normal hemoglobin level if they are iron deficient. If iron levels are mildy depressed but hemoglobin levels are within normal ranges, the blood bank would likely still accept your donation. ...Read more
If you have normal RBC and Hemoglobin does that definitely mean that your oxygen supply is enough At The Moment even though you have Iron deficiency?
Usually not related: If a person has a normal amount of hemoglobin, regardless of how many red blood cells he has, the amount of oxygen supplied to the various parts of his body is related to other factors (not directly related to his normal amount of hemoglobin). Other factors include the amount of oxygen in the air, the quality of oxygen transfer in his lungs, the amount of blood pumped per heart contraction, etc... ...Read more
No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke? Do you intake enough liquids? ...Read more
My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?
Iron deficiency: You are not anemic and based upon the values you have quoted am not sure what is going on, except that lab data removed from the context of clinical problems is very difficult to interpret. Discuss this with your doctor. It is not clear why these tests were ordered to begin with. ...Read more
I've been on a diet for 7 months and my hemoglobin was 14.7 (smoker). Is it possible to develop mild anemia due to iron or B12 deficiency in 7 months?
Yes: Average lifespan of red blood cell is 90d so any nutritional deficiency affecting rbc size should show up after 7 months. ...Read more
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
Hello Dr I am rachana I am worried about this anemia as I am pregnant as I have iron deficiency and hemoglobin shortage?
I'm worried too: The physician who is managing your pregnancy has a duty to explain why you are anemic and to provide you with nutritional supplements including folate, (folic acid) iron and whatever else is needed to treat it and prevent recurrence, if it is a nutritional anemia. Don't accept anything less. ...Read more
Normal MCV RDW 15.4 and tibc 464 could this be a sign of B12 deficiency? Hemoglobin jumps from 11.7 to 13 every other mo. Menses is only every 2mo
Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor.
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I have pernicious anemia & iron deficiency anemia (severe) of Unknown origin. My hemoglobin has always been stable (low normal) but has dropped twice?
Pernicious anemia ,:
How was your pernicious Anemia diagnosed? Are you on B12 injections? Are you receiving Folic acid tabs? If you are not receiving replacement therapy for both, you need to see a blood specialist for eval & treatment.
A far as you Hgb dropping twice, there is a source of blood loss, from your GI tract (stomach or colon) .you need EGD & colonoscopy to look for blood loss.
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My mom has iron deficiency anemia. What can be done to raise her hemoglobin? She had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. They came back fine.
More: I tend to check ct scan and capsule endoscopy to rule out any problem with the small intestine. Also, you should check the upper endoscopy to make sure it did not show celiac disease. Some blood work is needed for the same reason as well. She should be on oral iron which will gradually raise hemoglobin. If not responding, she can be considered for intravenous iron. Yet, find the cause of it. ...Read more
I am experiencing iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin level is a 4. Hemoglobin <11. Is it ok to take children's chewable vitamins with iron?
Yes: But the dose wouldn't be enough, adult multivitamins have enough dosing and different formulations, it won't be enough even if you double up, lots of green vegetables and fruits would help, best wishes ...Read more
My hemoglobin level is 5.4 & that caused me anaemia(iron deficiency) due to heavy blood lose of menstruation. I feel so tired. How can I cure it fast?
Anemia: You hemoglobin count is very low, and the quickest way to improve your situation is a blood transfusion. I would seek medical attention immediately as such a hemoglobin can cause your heart to overwork which is the source of your fatigue. You may be a candidate for oral contraceptive pills to decrease your monthly flow and prevent recurrence of the anemia. Seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more
Iron deficiency? Female ~ RDW high 19.3, MCV 82, RBC 4.81, hemoglobin 12.9, hematocrit 39.2, ferritin 13, tibc 326, uibc 221, iron sat 32%, iron serum 105. Should I supplement? Thank you!
Maybe: You have low ferritin levels while the other labs are essentially normal. A low ferritin level maybe the earliest sign of low iron levels. It may fall before iron levels do. Other causes of low ferritin include hypothyroid levels. You should follow with your primary care doctor to make sure these other tests are normal. A course of iron therapy maybe indicated. ...Read more