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Hello! I will be assisting you this evening. What test has he had? Does he have any other medical problems and does he take any medication?
Does he have any other symptoms?
Has he been checked for celiac disease or other conditions?
YES HE WENT TO DUKE -- THE Y TESTED FOR CELIAC ETC AND COMMON DISEASES. THEY GAVE TRANSFUSION AND THEN HE STARTED SUPPLEMENTS. DURING A YEARS TIME IT WENT BACK UP TO 12 SLOWLY AND WE STOPPED SUPPLEMENTS 2 MONTHS AGO AND NOW IT IS AN 8. HE HAS STOMACH PROBLEMS - ALWAYS HAD. HE TAKES TUMS , PEPTO BISMAL ETC. A YEAR AGO THEY DID ENDOSCOPY AND FOUND NOTHING AND CAT SCAN FINE. THEY COULD NOT FIND A BLEED. BLOOD SHOWS VERY LOW IRON. I AM JUST WONDERING IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE AN IRON ABSORBTION PROBLEM THAT CAUSES THAT TYPE OF DEFICIEENEY AND
THEY WEREE STOPPED TO SEEE IF THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSED AND TO SEE HOW HE DID OFF OF THEM. NOW WE WILL SEE A HEMATOLOGIST FOR THEE FIRST TIME TOMORROW AND I WILL ASK IF THEY DID THE OTHER THINGS YOU MENTIONED. A CAT SCAN WOULD SHOW ANY ISSUES WITH THE SPLEEN RIGHT?
andd is it possible for all other vitamins to be absorbed normally and not the iron?
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AND THANK YOU!