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Old 07-31-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Need help understanding lab results

Had my gall bladder out in May. Been losing hair since February. Really tired.

Lab results are:
Iron, total: 35
Iron Binding Capacity: 424
% saturation: 8
Ferritin: 9
MCV: 79.7
MCH: 26.5
RDW: 17.1
B12: 379 (normal)
Alkaline Phosphatase: 123 (high)
AST: 45 (high)
ALT: 47 (high)

Everything else is in range. What could this mean? Also...no periods due to thermal oblation done in April 2011. Any help is appreciated!
Thanks.

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: Need help understanding lab results

Anemia can be caused by many different things, from your numbers it looks like you are anemic. Your iron, sat, and ferritin are very low. Low ferritin can be the cause of hair loss as well as fatigue along with many other symptoms.

You also say your B12 is normal, my B12 was around 340ish and my Dr. is treating it so I would suggest some good B12 sublinguals.

As far as your iron goes your Dr. will be the best one to advise you where to go next and what you need to be doing to treat it.

 
Old 08-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Re: Need help understanding lab results

Ditto on the B12 comment, my B12 was 380 and I was also told to take 1000 mcg daily.

 
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