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Old 11-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Blood test results

I have over a longer period of time felt very tired and at times felt like I am having some difficulties breathing.
Recently I fainted twice in one day while being at the university. The same day I went home and ate and drank a lot of water, thinking it might have had something to do with that. However, the next day I almost fainted again and my friends told me I was completely white in my face. When these "faintings" happen I usually start sweating, feel nausea and surrounding sounds become faint, however I do not see spots or anything like that. This has happened to me so much and often that I can feel when I am about to faint and usually just sit down. But recently it has gotten so bad that I actually faint.
Today I got back my blood results and my ferretin level was 3.8 ug/L and my neutrophils were high 78.5 and my lymphocyte count was low, measuring 14.
My HGB, HTC MCV MCH MCHC were also low.
Should I take this as if I have iron deficiency anemia only or ask my school doctor to run some other tests?
This has happened before and I was given iron pills but I always get back to the state I am in now. And since it takes some time for my iron levels to build up should I ask for an intravenous transfer of iron to fill it up right away, like the one you can do at the hospital that makes you have flue like symptoms for a day or 2 ?
And most importantly, what can be the reasons for this anemia since I eat a lot of meat, fish and vegetables.
Thanks!

 
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: Blood test results

Concerning your anemia, did you check out if you have any gastrointestinal ulcers? Even if you take iron, if your having gastrointestinal problems the absobption of iron and other vitamins will not hapen correctly.
Kidney disease can also be the cause of anemia.
Also check out for your weight because if you are underweight this might also be a cause.
Do you take any medication? This can be another reason.
Then you have some hereditary causes like Hemolytic anemia, Aplastic anemia and problems reated with your bone marrow (which will afect the production).
I also recomend to check out thyroid problems, they are not very common but can still hapen.
What realy helps with anemia is nettle tea and beetroot, keep doing this over a longer period and your body will be producing more blood and red blood cells again!

 
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