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.

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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...

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...

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...

I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count. I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of B12 help my low blood count? 3

Low blood counts. I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue. Read more...
Not necessarily. Low blood count can be due to many reasons and you should see your doctor to ascertain the cause. Common causes are iron, folate, and b12 deficiency. It could also be due to abnormal blood loss in your intestine. Read more...

I have low blood count, & I've started taking iron supplements. However, I am getting irregular periods now (twice per month). Is this normal?

Anemia. It is more likely that your irregular or heavy bleeding would lead to your iron def anemia rather than other way around. Iron can cause constipation or some abdominal discomfort. You may need to talk to your doctor about birth control pills or other types of hormones to help control your cycle. Read more...

Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid

The two conditions. Are entirely different . The low count of your level of iron or Folic Acid will not affect how much your menstrual flow is . On the contrary , if your flow is heavy , you may develop iron deficiency anemia . Iron deficiency anemia in menstruating women is mostly due to heavy menstrual flow. Read more...
Yes. Low blood count, leading to light, irregular periods results from an inadequate diet ; other risk factors. Foods rich in folic acid: liver, egg yolk, dried beans, lentils, spinach, beetroot, broccoli, bananas, oranges to be eaten raw as possible, to preserve folic acid. Iron from mollusks, liver, squash pumpkin seeds, nuts, beef, whole grains, lamb, beans, tofu, cocoa. Supplements of fe ; folic acid. Read more...