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I have been recently diagnosed when anemia i cut myself

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I have been recently diagnosed when anemia i cut myself yesterday and my blood was bright orange what r next steps?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: lethargic, vomiting often
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the doctor to know?
Customer: had Hep C but been <50,000 copies for 20+ years
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 24 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 24 days ago.

The most common causes of anemia are;

1) iron deficiency (with or without blood loss),

2) chronic disease/inflammation

3) chronic kidney disease

4) deficiencies of folate or vitamin B-12,

5) diseases of the bone marrow

6) hypothyroidism, hypersplenism, and hemolytic anemia

So investigations entail;

1) Complete blood count (CBC)

2) Peripheral blood film

3) Vitamin B-12

4) Folate

5) Reticulocyte count

6) LDH

7) Thyroid-stimulating hormone

8) Serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate

9) Serum ferritin

10) Serum iron

11) Total iron-binding capacity.

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