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Does she have any medical conditions?
Do you have any medical conditions?
Why did you have the test?
no medical condition. gallbladder removed 2008 blood tests done annually also lack of energy some joint pain and feeling cold in hands and feet
I see, this is not serious, but it needs to be further evaluated
You need an iron panel
It may be due to joint inflammation causing the results
they are not urgent, but should not be overlooked
Do you understand my replies above?
i have been referred to a GI clinic so it will not be overlooked. what do you mean an iron panel? notwithstanding esr should be between 1 and 10 is 46 alarming or if the fact inflamation is causing this would the reading be gradually rising to 46 or would it be a sudden increase?
The ESR may be high due to inflammation
The iron panel will point to the cause of the low hemoglobiin, whether it is due to iron deficiency or a chronic condition
Does that make sense?
Are you there?
yes im here, chronic condition is scary so just digesting that as in is it possible for a chronic condition to present itself very quickly, considering blood tests are done regularly
It is unlikely
ok so one associates inflamation with arthritis ie. rhemathoid ect. or infection but to that level? I guess anyones iron count can lesses possible through diet ect. my reckoning is that a drop in iron levels is not that serious but this two counts put together is it pointing in a specific direction ie liver, kidneys, pancreas?
They do not point in any direction , that is why I said you need an iron panel to further narrow down the possible causes
is an iron panel a series of blood tests?
No it is a blood test taken once
perfect thank you.
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