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Low hemoglobin 9.7, hematocrit 30.7, mch24.9, platelets 419, uibc 390, iron , serum 17 iron saturation 4% what does this mean?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Iron deficiency

One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia.
C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endoscopy, colonoscopy, +/-ct abd/pelvis, or +/- gyn, or +/- heme/onc depending on symptoms/ clinical findings, and most suspected cause for blood loss. This does not require emergency room visit, unless one is having acute blood loss(ex.Lo bp, black stool).

In brief: Iron deficiency

One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia.
C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endoscopy, colonoscopy, +/-ct abd/pelvis, or +/- gyn, or +/- heme/onc depending on symptoms/ clinical findings, and most suspected cause for blood loss. This does not require emergency room visit, unless one is having acute blood loss(ex.Lo bp, black stool).
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Iron defeciency

You need to consult your family doctor to find out the cause of your iron deficiency, you may be loosing excessive blood during your periods or blood loss from GI tract, you can take iron supplement but underlying cause need to be found and treated.
Your doctor may efer you to your gynecologist, and order an ultrasound of your pelvis and if normal may need stool for blood and/or colonoscopy/endoscopy.

In brief: Iron defeciency

You need to consult your family doctor to find out the cause of your iron deficiency, you may be loosing excessive blood during your periods or blood loss from GI tract, you can take iron supplement but underlying cause need to be found and treated.
Your doctor may efer you to your gynecologist, and order an ultrasound of your pelvis and if normal may need stool for blood and/or colonoscopy/endoscopy.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Iron loss anemia

This means that most likely you either have bled or are actively bleeding from somewhere.
If you are not aware of a recent loss of blood: from trauma or surgery, for example, then the next most likely area is from the stomach or colon. See a gastroenterologist to set up further testing, most likely to include egd (upper endoscopy to look at the stomach) and colonoscopy (of the large intestine).

In brief: Iron loss anemia

This means that most likely you either have bled or are actively bleeding from somewhere.
If you are not aware of a recent loss of blood: from trauma or surgery, for example, then the next most likely area is from the stomach or colon. See a gastroenterologist to set up further testing, most likely to include egd (upper endoscopy to look at the stomach) and colonoscopy (of the large intestine).
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Severe anemia

Most likely from iron deficiency.
Need to supplement your iron. May need iron i've. See your physician or a hematologist.

In brief: Severe anemia

Most likely from iron deficiency.
Need to supplement your iron. May need iron i've. See your physician or a hematologist.
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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