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Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.

Hemoglobin 11.6 (reference 12-16), hematocrit 36.8 (ref 37-47), rion 130 (ref 37-145), ferritin 14 (ref 13-150) - do these results indicate anemia? If so how much iron should I be taking? Other results like full blood count are within normal range.

See below: 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, your are mildly anemic and have mild iron deficiency. One 65 mg tablet of iron and one multivitamin tablet would be sufficient. However, iron deficiency in an adult male warrants an investigation to rule out abnormal bleeding and you ought to consult your doctor. You may visit this site for information on iron supplementation. http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-iron# ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

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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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

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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What should I eat for low red blood count anemia?

Diet is not key: Despite all the huckstering, food choices are important in only a few relatively uncommon illnesses. You've got rheumatoid arthritis and are being treated with a powerful medication. RA itself is prone to cause a moderate anemia that will be better if your illness improves but that you can't otherwise manage. If you're anemic from some other cause, it needs to be worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If someone has pernicious anemia would they have a low red blood count?

Yes: Macrocytic anemia due to low levels of B12 . If treated with injections of B12 the red count can return to normal. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to raise my hemoglobin blood count (so as to get rid of anemia)?

Dpends: A blood transfusion will raise it immediately. Taking iron pills can take several months depending on how anemic you started. If you are bleeding in the meantime it can take longer. ...Read more

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What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

Anemia: There are many causes of anemia, but your symptoms don't give a clue as to the cause in you case. These are symptoms of all anemia, regardless of the cause. Work with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have symtoms of pernicious anemia with a high bB12 blood count? I do not take supplements.

How high?: Your blood B12 level is above 250 and your hemoglobin is above 12.0 gm, you need not worry about pernicious anemia. You may consult this site for info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003705.htm ...Read more

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What causes an a/g ratio of .9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia? My hgb or blood count is 10.4. I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc . Causes?

What causes an a/g ratio of .9 (normal range 1-2) with anemia?

My hgb or blood count is 10.4.  I have slightly low hct, mcv, mch, and mchc .  Causes?

Iron deficiency?: The a/g ratio indicates slightly low gamma globulin and is a very crude measure of immune function. The hgb/ red cell parameters are most suggestive of iron deficiency. Additions tests including a ferritin level are needed to confirm. ...Read more

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Do i need to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12?

Do i need to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12?

Probably: If anemia is suspected after a consultation with your physician, it is probably a good idea to have a CBC (complete blood count) with differential as well as iron studies and b12/folate level testing. ...Read more

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I have to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12? What do I do?

I have to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12? What do I do?

Simple blood work: nothing fancy. those are just simple blood test. you don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that. ...Read more

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Can tea be bad for you if you have a B12 deficiency or penicious anemia? Or not help your blood count?

You're okay: Tea contains tannins that interfere some with iron absorption in folks who are iron deficient. Too much can make you sick, as with many other things. It's not going to impact an anemia caused by B12 deficiency from any cause. ...Read more

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I went to ER last night I have chronic anemia my blood count was 7.5 was it safe that they sent me home with no transfusion usually when I'm that low?

I went to ER last night I have chronic  anemia my blood count was 7.5 was it safe that they sent me home with no transfusion usually when I'm that low?

Depends: If you are dizzy , short of breath or have any symptoms you should go back to the emergency room. If your hemoglobin is normally at 7.5 then it is likely that is why they have not transfused you. I would go back to the emergency room should there be more concern. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an anemia problem and my blood count is always low. Why does this cause my back and legs to ache?

Need for evaluation: Chronic anemis needs to be investigated so that the cause may be treated. Anemia may result in weakness and the feeling or ache in muscles. Most causes of anemias are easily treated. ...Read more

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I have my complete blood count and the note of the doctor is anemia normocytic hypochromic rbcs what does it mean?Thanks

Many causes: There are many causes of such anemia, including chronic disease, iron deficiency or a combination of issues. See this site for more info and discuss the matter with your doctor for a complete diagnosis, including cause of anemia and an appropriate treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001586/. ...Read more

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Can a complete blood count screen for all types of anemia or just iron deficiency?

Can a complete blood count screen for all types of anemia or just iron deficiency?

Anemia is .....: An hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then corrective measures. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer always cause anemia? My GI doc thinks i'm cancer free because the blood count is good.

Not necessarily: Colon cancer is one of many causes of anemia. Likewise, some cancers never bleed, and do not cause it. Your gastroenterologist can determine if you need further work up or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

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