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I have a question about an Iron Study my doc had me do...due

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I have a question about an Iron Study my doc had me do...due to I guess the fact that my hemoglobin was a bit low (10.8) when my CBC was ran about a month ago...The nurse at the office who tried to read my results to me over the phone..did somewhat of a not so good job...But she said most of my levels looked ok...just ok she said...but then she said "Your actual Iron is low though..really low"...said my number was at 22...She said the normal range was 50 too 170....Can anyone tell me what this may mean?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.
Hello
It can mean you have low iron but not anemia because your iron stores are OK
You still would need to add iron containing foods.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.

Why do u think that one number is XXXXX low? Or maybe I should say..how is that one number so low and everything else be ok ?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.
In a case like this...lack, of dietary intake is most common.


Other possibilities
Hidden blood in stool...should be checked.
Menstruation.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.

Ok..thank you so much :)

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Hi Dr. Thomas..another question about this Iron thing if you have a moment ?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
shoot
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

They gave me a copy of the actual values listed on the Iron Study and also told me that I needed to pick up a script for an Iron Supplement they called in for me and get started on it....I am going to list the values here and was hoping you could explain to me what the numbers are and also was wondering..at the levels I have..am I anemic enough for it to be causing the level of fatigue I am dealing with ?


 




























ComponentStandard RangeYour Value
Iron50 - 170 MCG/DL22
Iron Bind Cap Unsat110 - 370 MCG/DL368
Iron Bind Cap Total228 - 428 MCG/DL390
% Saturation7 - 70 %6
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
OK
Consistent with mild iron deficiency
There is no hemoglobin here so I can not tell if you are actually anemic, but if so, this would most likely account for fatigue.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

As far as I know..the last time my hemoglobin was checked at the ER last month, they told me that it was 10.8 ?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Yes that is low
So, yes, fatigue.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

OK...I am scheduled for a Leep procedure in less then 2 weeks...Is this going to make me feel worse then i'm already feeling....I know its not your specialty but I am currently having period and feel incredibly weak and and fatigued and almost sick ....Some months are this bad and some are not..so I am a bit worried what this surgery is going to make me feel like with this whole anemia thing.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
No
There is no significant blood loss with a leep

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Ok..thank you so much for your time and clarification of all this...I do appreciate...


 


Take care


 


LeAnne :)

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