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    Old 11-10-2002, 05:16 PM   #1
    InquisitiveOne
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    Question High Hemoglobin due to Asthma, How do they Test for Anemia?

    Many of my symptoms mimic Anemia, and I fear that something serious is being overlooked because my Hemoglobin is High, rather than Low.

    When asking my doctor, he said likely my Hemoglobin is high to compensate for my chronic breathing problems/asthma. What other tests can they do to test for Anemia besides Hemoglobin, so I can ask my doctor to test for this. Thank you so much for your help, I've been very sick.

    God Bless you for Helping. Sincerely, InquisitiveOne

     
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    Old 01-23-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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    If your doctor has checked your hemoglobin and hematocrit that is the best way to check you for anemia. Other tests that are helpful in the MD's diagnosis would be a complete blood count(CBC), Ferritin and TIBC(Total Iron Binding Capacity). Hope this helps.

     
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