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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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

Pathologist, General Practitioner, Family Physician

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 over ...  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

Hematologist

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 »

Will anemia cause variation in liver enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old female. Three years ago, I had iron deficiency anemia with vitamin deficiencies. The iron level was 46, ferritin was 5.80, vitamin D was 5.60, vitamin B12 was 289, and folic acid was 4.22. During that time, my liver enzymes were also slightly elevated, according to w...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said, you got anemia three years ago. And you got your blood levels borderline on the lower side. These levels are old reports. What is the current situation? For conclusive advice, get a fresh CBC (complete blood count), ferritin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 lev...  Read Full »

Is low iron, hemoglobin, and hematocrit in blood tests indicative of anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an interpretation from a hematologist on recent laboratory results. I am feeling fine, but results show low iron, hemoglobin, hematocrit, etc. I have copies of three recent reports from different laboratories. Also, I donated blood twice in the last and the previous month. I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are safe and sound in the pandemic. I reviewed all of your investigations in the past couple of months (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). 1) You have developed iron deficiency which later leads to anemia (low hemoglobin). 2) You donate...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ways to improve hemoglobin level.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 years old married female. My height is 156 cm and weight is 55 kg. I am neither pregnant nor a mother. Before¬†20 days, my BP was too low, 90/50 mmHg and I felt weakness and breathlessness. I have gone through blood tests and my hemoglobin was found to be 7.8 g/dL. I have attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. The reports posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows mainly iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency. Iron deficiency is commonly seen in menstruating females because of blood loss. Hence, the nutritional nee...  Read Full »

What does my blood test reports suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please review my blood and urine test? My concern are a low level of ferritin, a high level of B12, and my urine WBC is very high.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. The low ferritin, Low Mcv (microcytic anemia), could be suggestive of early iron deficiency anemia. The common cause for high B12 includes supplement intake, liver disease, or kidney disease. Your liver and kidney profi...  Read Full »

What causes high alkaline phosphatase in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old daughter has recently been in hospital with a large lump on her jaw where her neck meets her ear. She had some blood works done and was treated with IV antibiotics for 24 hours, then given oral antibiotics for seven days. She went for the follow-up to the general physician,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumeet Sharma

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Neck swelling can be due to parotitis, or it can be lymph node swelling. Iron deficiency anemia is a very common problem in growing infants. The reason is usually nutritional, either decreased oral intake or deceased absorption of iron from the gut. From your query, ...  Read Full »

Why do hemoglobin levels decrease during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 weeks pregnant and my hemoglobin has come down 3 units. It was 8.9 g/dL and has come down to 5.5 g/dL. I had taken injection Iron Sucrose 1.2 g and injection FCM 1 g under specialist supervision. But still, there is no increase in hemoglobin. The PBS report says macrocytic anemia...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Pathologist, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your case and will help you with it. Yours is a case of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) along with coexisting macrocytic anemia. Iron replacement therapy alone may not work unless the cause of macrocytic anemia is corrected. Iron is the element needed for ...  Read Full »

Will frequent blood test cause low ferritin levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask you something about my blood test results. I did my blood testing four times this month. First time I did my beta HCG because my period was late. Then three days later, I had blood drawn for T3 and T4 testing because I have hypothyroidism. Then 15 days later, I had a test ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me assure you that even if you donate about a liter (1000 milliliters) of blood every year, you will not become sick if you are otherwise healthy. Even if you get blood tests done 100 times, they will collect only 100 ml of blood from you, do not be paranoid ...  Read Full »

How does low ferritin levels affect children's behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2-year-old daughter has low ferritin or low iron. And some other test result that is on the outer range. She is much tired, irritable and some burst blood vessels in her face.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your 2-year-old daughter has been suffering from tiredness, irritability, and redness on the face due to burst blood vessels in the face. According to her investigation reports, her ferri...  Read Full »

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