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My daughter has Crohn's disease. Blood tests show iron

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My daughter has Crohn's disease. Blood tests show iron saturation 8%, platelets 563, MCH 26.3 and C-Reactive Protein 47. Obviously this is a Flare. My question is when should we take her to the emergency room? She is so tired but not in much pain yet.
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Routine blood work
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She had a fistula in her ileum that connected to her ovary and became an abscess. She was hospitalized for about 9 days for this. That is the only surgery. She was diagnosed with Crohn's in October 2016. Surgery was in February 2017.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 1 month ago.

Well as physicians we always look to treat the symprtoms / clinical findings rather then the labs so if she is doing alright without any pain or too much bowel distress then its not at all urgent to visit ER . You can wait and watch for now.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 1 month ago.

You need to watch her bowels, besides pain abdomen. If it gets worse on both accounts, alongwith the elevated CRP ,you should seek help.