Anemia

Anemia is a condition where there is a decreased amount of red blood cells that can carry oxygen. Fatigue, paleness, shortness of breath, dizziness, increased heartbeat, etc., are the symptoms of anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, blood disorders, etc., are the causes of anemia.

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What medicines can I take for continuous period bleed other than birth control pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had panic attacks and anxiety attacks. Also, I have periods almost every day, resulting in my blood iron level drops, because of which I have a high pulse rate and feel fatigued all day, and I am in bed all the time. Therefore, I cannot do so whenever I try to get from bed. Als...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest iron deficiency Anaemia, for which iron infusion therapy is good. For high pulse and anxiety, I would suggest beta-blockers and no need to take an antidepressant. And for the periods, I...  Read Full »

Are RBC infusions or iron injections necessary for my hemoglobin count of 6.2 g/dL after blood loss due to piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I had excess blood loss due to piles. Last week, my hemoglobin was 5.1 g/dL. After taking a unit of blood, my hemoglobin levels increased to 6.2 g/dL Also, my RBC count was 3.29 million/cmm, which increased to 4.59 million/cmm. Currently, I am using tablet Daflon, syrup Duphalac, tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your recent reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have severe iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss. You still need to be given RBC infusions or iron injections. I suggest you take iron-rich ...  Read Full »

Can Hb level of 7.8 and blood urea 116 be treated with medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a renal transplant two months back. My father is 50 years old. The creatinine level is 1.5 but blood urea is 116. Is this treatable by medicine or not? Hemoglobin is 7.8. Please reply me. I am worried about it. Currently, I am taking Tacrograf 3 and 2.5, Renodept 720 and 360, Om...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is just mild renal function impairment. The situation is not critical, but most concerning is anemia. I would just recommend taking plenty of fluids and reduce protein intake. Creatinine clearance and a kidney ultrasound are necessary every six months. Regarding...  Read Full »

Can you please help me understand that attached report and suggest required medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching my blood report. Can you please help me understand the report and suggest the required medication? Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The blood reports show you have low hemoglobin and vitamin D3. I suggest you...  Read Full »

What does it mean if a woman has abdominal pain and anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, After my wife's abdomen pain, the following tests were conducted (reports are attached). (1) CT Abdomen and pelvis plain and contrast (Female). (2) Blood tests - Creatinine, Liver Function Test, ESR, Complete Blood Count. Please examine the above test reports and diagnose any underlying i...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your question, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest continuing the same treatment. Also, I suggest adding iron supplements, an oral tablet once a ...  Read Full »

I have an uncomfortable hurting sensation on the left side of my chest. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an uncomfortable and hurting sensation in the chest for the past two days. When I touch the part, I have discomfort. Otherwise, my body is completely fine. This problem exists only on the left side of the chest.  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You told me you had only chest pain for two days. May I know whether you have any difficulty breathing, especially while walking or climbing steps? And are you a diabetic or hypertensive patient? From the ECG (electrocardiogram) you have sent (attachments removed to p...  Read Full »

I have an anal fistula, and my fingers have been clubbing recently. Are these related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I am healthy and fit and do not consume alcohol or smoke. However, I have had an anal fistula. In addition, I have mild clubbing of my fingers, and the doctor said it could be because of Crohn's disease or IBD. But I do not have any symptoms related to the dise...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be numerous reasons like lung diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn's disease, liver disease, and chronic anemia causing clubbing of nails, also called spoon-shaped nails or koilonychia. As you mentioned, you are healthy and have no other ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent bad odor in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. I am married for two years, and I do not have a child or any gynecology problem. I have digestion problem for the past one year. My main symptom was a bad smell from the mouth, especially in the morning, weakness, and sometimes mild fever. I do have not any ...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry much about the smell of the mouth. It may be due to anemia i.e low hemoglobin concentration. You must appreciate that hemoglobin formation needs iron and proteins mainly. You only mentioned iron supplement. What is its composition? If it contains iron, vita...  Read Full »

Will I need to have colonoscopy if my iron level is at 9.5 %?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a blood test, which showed that I have an iron level of 9.5 percent. My TIBC is 65, and my ferritin level is 130. Does this on its own suggest anemia? Also, would this warrant further testing like a colonoscopy?Please answer.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubin Dev Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Iron Deficiency in a young male is not shared and should be tested further. To begin with, you should get deworming done mainly if you have traveled to developing countries or eat out regularly. Secondly, you should contact your stool tested for o...  Read Full »

Can a G6PD deficiency patient conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I have G6PD deficiency since childhood. Presently I am married. And soon planning to conceive. Will I have any complications in the future? How much and till what extent? Is it true that I can never become a mother if I have G6PD? Are there chances or percentage of having a healthy ch...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepthi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, G6PD deficiency certainly has effects on pregnancy. It is an X-linked recessive disorder, male babies may be affected and female babies may be carriers. Chances of inheritance vary with your partner karyotype also. The severity of symptoms varies depends on your...  Read Full »

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