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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Is venofer infusion safe for treating anemia when you are 34 weeks pregnant and on asprin for preclmpsia risk? Does it cause blood clots?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Is venofer infusion safe for treating anemia when you are 34 weeks pregnant and on asprin for preclmpsia risk? Does it cause blood clots?

High-risk pg: You obviously are having a complicated pregnancy, How stressful! However, any treatments used are designed to be sure that you and your baby have the best possible chance. Do you trust you doctor? You can get a second opinion in your country or on Healthtap Concierge. Be sure you have adequate records uploaded for the OB doc to review and give you more detailed advice. ...Read more

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Low Blood Count (Definition)

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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

Transfusion/infusion: Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss. Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
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Dx iron deficient anemia; tx 300mg infusions venofer/mon. Hgb never > 12.3; prior 2 3 cycle, was 11.8; GI series ok; bone marrow biopsy needed. Jw?

Dr. Louis Cooper
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Dx iron deficient anemia; tx 300mg infusions venofer/mon. Hgb never > 12.3; prior 2 3 cycle, was 11.8; GI series ok; bone marrow biopsy needed. Jw?

Not yet: Your doctor should review the iron studies before venofer given--also review of blood film under microscope and hemoglobin electrophoresis; involve an hematologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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I went to take the analysis of anemia and the nurse didn't find enough blood! what is my problem?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Don't know what: You mean by "didn't find enough blood". Was the nurse able to get enough blood for a test? If you got the test and it shows you have less than normal amount of red cells, it means you have anemia. What to do would depend on the reason for the anemia and how severe it is. Ask your doctor what to do. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jenkins
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Why does anemia cause u to lose blood?

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Why does anemia cause u to lose blood?

It doesn't,: Bleeding causes anemia

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of HGB carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
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I eat about 7 pounds of ice a week. Is this unhealthy? I did have a problem with anemia but last blood test was normal. I've had the cravings 2 years

Dr. Louis Cooper
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Maybe: People who eat ice, or starch or in some areas clay often have an iron deficiency problem. Though you said you had anemia which was now proved normal--you may still have a degree of iron deficiency, which can only be evaluated with specific blood tests--serum iron, per cent iron saturation and ferritin. If you have menstrual periods, you loose iron every month. Are you on vitamins with iron? ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Help please! is anemia detected in my annual blood test?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: Routine blood tests do test for anemia. ...Read more

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