Iron Defeciency Anemia

Anemia that results from a deficiency of iron in the body is called iron-deficiency anemia. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin, so iron deficiency affects the production of hemoglobin. The symptoms include weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, tongue swelling, brittle nails, and irregular heartbeats.

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What can be done for my daughter's pernicious anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I hope you will be able to help me with my daughter's health. The summary of her health is as follows: She was born prematurely at 25 weeks. She had to undergo PDA surgery soon after. She had Hashimoto's hypothyroidism when she was 8 years of age. She had urticaria and angioedema for m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the medical history of your daughter. I have seen the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well. Let me answer each one of your questions. Her raised cortisol is likely to be due to exogenous steroids use, like...  Read Full »

Can heavy menstrual bleeding cause anemia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from anemia for over 12 years now. I am very sure that within this time frame, my hemoglobin level has never been higher than 10 g/dL. Recently, my hemoglobin was at 7.1 g/dL. I have seen many doctors and have informed them of a family history of a kidney disease, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prasad Eswaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you forward your hemoglobin electrophoresis report to me? For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist  Read Full »

What should I do if my hemoglobin is low?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a routine checkup done. Please check the attached reports, and let me know if everything is fine.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly low, and it mostly seems to be iron-deficiency anemia. For that, no medication is needed. I suggest eating iron-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, beans,...  Read Full »

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing blurry vision. I have been examined by an eye specialist many times, and there is nothing wrong with my eyes. The blurring occurs in one eye for 15 to 20 minutes only, but I can still see things with blurring. After the blurring, I always get a headache. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, and I would explain that your symptoms could suggest migraines with an ocular aura. Sometimes aura may not be associated with headaches, and sometimes migraine headaches are not typical.Your blood test reports indicate low zinc, magnesium, and ...  Read Full »

Will Vitamin D deficiency cause loss of weight, restlessness, and tiredness in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 64-year-old. She always feels tired, restless, and sleepy. Also, we observe that she had lost some weight. She has diabetes and on medicine for sugar control. We carried out her blood test. Blood test reports are attached for your consultation. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What all medications is she on? How much weight has she lost? Is there any fever, coughing, burning urination, recent constipation or diarrhea, etc.? Do you frequently monitor her sugar level at home? Has her diet gone down recently? You probably have not attached al...  Read Full »

Kindly see my mother's annual health report and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother had her annual health checkup. She is currently taking regular medicines for cholesterol and TSH. Please find the attached annual test reports and advise if everything is fine.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cholesterol and triglycerides are raised, so you need to increase the dose of medication if taking (hypolipidemic drugs) or need to start them if not taking. RBC (red blood cells) is on a little lower side, but there is nothing to worry as simple iron supplementation...  Read Full »

Do low ferritin and hemoglobin levels with altered RBC indicate iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very low ferritin level (2.62) and low Hb (7.8). My RBC impression is anisocytosis, microcytosis, hypochromia. Moreover, my face has swollen. I was a covid patient and got recovered one month back. Since then, I was diagnosed with mild glaucoma, as my IOP was higher than normal....  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. I have thoroughly assessed your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are suffering from iron deficiency anemia. It is the most common nutritional deficiency all ove...  Read Full »

I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines?...  Read Full »

Is there any serious issue with my blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male, who weighs 49 kg and I am 5.6 feet tall. I got my blood test done, and the report showed that my TLC is 5800, neutrophils is 80, lymphocytes are 17, monocytes is 2, hemoglobin is 9.1 g/dL, PCV is 27, total RBC is 3.8, and platelets is 2.3 lakhs. Is there any serious probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history provided, the neutrophils count is slightly high, and hemoglobin level is low. Low hemoglobin can be from nutritional anemia, which includes iron-deficiency anemia as well. So, get your serum ferritin and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) tested...  Read Full »

Which grade of anemia needs blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of anemia. I also just recently found out I have chronic gastritis. My iron is at a level of 41 percent, but my ferritin and saturation are low. How does that work? I have been on my iron pills. Do pins and needles and muscle weakness have anything to do with iron level...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are fine and safe from the pandemic. The data you provided in quantitative and qualitative terms indicate mixed micronutrient deficiency, especially Iron, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pyridoxine. Get it treated according to local guidelines. For gastritis, rule ...  Read Full »

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