It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anemia Message Board

  • Low hemoglobin and no answers. Has this happened to anyone else?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-18-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
    Bokunie3's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2016
    Posts: 1
    Bokunie3 HB User
    Low hemoglobin and no answers. Has this happened to anyone else?

    Almost two months ago i went to my doctor for a yearly physical. My blood test came back showing my hemoglobin at a 6.3. My doctor insisted i have a colonosopy and EGD right away to check for bleeding.

    She took a stool sample that came back negative and i do not have heavy periods. I went in 2 days later for my procedures and my hemoglobin had dropped to a 5. I was instructed to ho to the ER for a transfusion. After the transfusion my level was up to 8.1.

    Both my colonosopy and EGD came back normal. A werk later i was up to a 9. I was put on ferralet 90 and scheduled a small bowel capsule test....still nothing one "fold" that i had to get examined with yet another scope, only to find its a cyst and probably nothing. The doctor biopsyed the cyst to be safe, but i haven't heard back.

    My levels were checked last week and I'm now up to a 12. My doctor is suggesting i have an ultrasound to check outside my instetinal track for bleeding.

    At this point i am so tired of these tests that prove nothing. I'm clearly absorbing iron and there have been no signs of bleeding. Does anyone have any clue what could be wrong with me? Is it possible that this all coukd have been caused by stress and poor diet?

    Please note i eat mostly vegetarian and run at least 3miles 5 days a week....i was doing this when my hemoglobin was a 6. What is going on???

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 04-21-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
    sullivan1993's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2016
    Posts: 7
    sullivan1993 HB User
    Re: Low hemoglobin and no answers. Has this happened to anyone else?

    Look up on line foot strike hemolysis. It is common in runners. Every time
    your foot strikes the ground it breaks the red blood cells with the weight of the feet hitting the ground. Also through sweating you loose iron and being vegetarian adds to all this. This is just my opinion but look up this condition it might help. Best wishes

    Old 05-01-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date: May 2016
    Posts: 20
    jetlagged HB User
    Re: Low hemoglobin and no answers. Has this happened to anyone else?

    My doctor also mentioned foot strike as a possibility.

    I'm new to this ballgame just having registered here today but I've been anxious.

    just curious what was your total bilirubin if they did any? Coz they found out mine was super high at 7.3 when normal is 1.5 or less.

    Closed Thread

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:25 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!