Originally Posted by Heatherx5
Do you happen to have his TIBC/Transferrin & UIBC numbers? Did they check those? Do issues with iron run in your family at all? Does he have a chronic illness? Have you taken him to a hematologist?
My mom and I are usually anemic but have not been diagnosed with any disease, we just "run low."
He has not been to a hematologist
TIBC was done and was also high, I believe 500 something. And his platelets are also high (400+).
I talked to his doc again last night and she said they did some kind of calculation using his numbers and determined that there was an iron deficiency component to his anemia so we have to continue supplementing, and the supplements we are giving him are really just a multivit with a little bit of iron so she didn't think it would be harmful.