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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I suffer from severe left-hand pain, breathlessness, and chest pain even though my reports are normal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from left-hand pain for the past year, breathlessness for the past four weeks, and chest pain for about two weeks, having severe pain in my left arm. My complete blood count showed my mean corpuscular volume. He meant corpuscular hemoglobin concentration was low, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Your electrocardiogram and echocardiogram reports are normal, as you mentioned in the history. You can rule out any obstructive or restrictive lung disease by a pulmonary function test like spirometry. Anemia that is moderate to a severe de...  Read Full »

My 8-year-old son has been suffering from congenital dyserythropoietic anemia since birth. Please review his blood report.

Query: Hello doctor,My 8 year old son has been suffering from congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA) since birth. He takes blood transfusions every month. His ferritin is 3205 micrograms per liter, bilirubin 4.4 mg/dL, SGPT 387 U/L, SGOT 470 U/L, and alkaline phosphatase 687 IU/L. Please suggest to me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Your son has elevated liver enzymes with high bilirubin and high serum ferritin. Elevated ferritin levels may be due to increased iron storage because of repeated blood transfusions. Heptral (Ademetionine) can be c...  Read Full »

Why am I having low hemoglobin and what should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My hemoglobin is 6.2 and I feel very weak from inside my left chest. My reports are normal ECG, sugar, vitamin B12, X-ray, everything is normal. Why my blood is getting low and what should I do? I am a male aged 63 years.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having anemia and because of that weakness can be felt. You should get further investigated with peripheral smear examination, reticulocyte count, serum ferritin estimation, serum TIBC (total iron binding capacity) investigation, serum transferrin saturation to...  Read Full »

Can I take Vitamin C supplements for anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take Vitamin C because I am anemia patient and what is the name of Vitamin C supplement? My age is 19 years old and my height is 161 cm.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are anemic patient, then according to cause the treatment is given. For example, if iron deficiency anemia is present then the iron tablet can be prescribed. If vitamin B12 deficiency is present then B12 injection is needed. No need for Vitamin C intake for anem...  Read Full »

How to manage microcytic hypochromic anemia with thrombocytopenia?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner was admitted to the hospital for low platelet count, and she was asymptomatic. They did a blood transfusion and gave corticosteroids. There was no improvement on her platelet level. The doctor suggested me to consult a hematologist. On her recent reports, her platelet count wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her platelet count is low in the manual as well as in cell counter. So infective etiology has to be ruled out first. If there is no sign of any infection, then ultrasonography abdomen has...  Read Full »

My 60-year-old father has anemia with low HB and platelet levels. How should we proceed?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has been suffering from low Hb levels. When he met with an accident, my brother and I gave blood to him for an operation. At that time, his HB level was normal. After that, his blood went down again, then he consulted with a hematologist's doctor, he prescribed some medicines for...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. For low hemoglobin levels that is anemia underlying cause should be searched for. Usually iron tablet or syrup can be prescribed for anemia. But you are having low platelet count as well. So you need to investigate fu...  Read Full »

I am anemic and had a mouth ulcer, red spots, weakness, shortness of breath, along with weak digestion. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a mouth ulcer for nearly one month and some red spots which appeared without any reason and disappeared in one or two days, along with weakness, shortness of breath, and weak digestion. I am also anemic for five to six years and take RB-tone syrup. I consulted a doctor and went for C...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If you have anemia, it means you have a low hemoglobin level. You need to investigate further with iron profile reports and peripheral smear examination reports. For weakness, I suggest you check the levels of...  Read Full »

I have low RBC but high MCV. Why so and what further tests are required?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got some blood tests and am unsure of the test results. My RBC is low, and my MCV is high. Everything else seems normal. Are there any other tests to be done to figure out what may be causing the low RBC count? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your RBC (red blood cell) count is not reduced much. It is borderline value. Your hemoglobin is within range. So the chance of...  Read Full »

Hb is 10.3, platelets 5.86 lakhs, in a 5 year old child. What is the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, A 5-year-old girl baby blood report is Hb 10.3, platelets count 5.86 lakhs per cubic mm, PCV 30.9 %, ESR 75 mm per hour. Please, can you tell me what is the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific marker and raised in any inflammation, infection, etc., like condition. So, rule out any infection or inflammatory foci if present as the total leukocyte count is also high. For that, physical examination and au...  Read Full »

My blood reports shows lymphocytosis and macrocytic anemia. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to know your opinion of my complete blood count. I have attached my reports with this which shows absolute lymphocytosis and macrocytic anemia from two years.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the In the mentioned history hemoglobin level is low and MCV (mean corpuscular volume) is high, So macrocytic anemia is present (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cause for which has to be ruled out. Hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver di...  Read Full »

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