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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Can you please interpret my wife's reports?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been suffering from cold and bad throat for the past 11 days. Since then, she also has a low fever of 99 degrees Fahrenheit and it subsides during night. The doctor suggested her Augmentin 625 mg, but now her fingertips in the left hand has been swollen. As per laboratory tes...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin is mildly low and red blood cells look microcytic hypochromic. She has mild iron deficiency anemia. Her WBC count is mildly high and increased neutrop...  Read Full »

I used hair straightener for a longtime and experiencing hairfall of about 100 strands per day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I was using a hair straightener for a long and did not frequently oil my hair too. This has led to excessive hair fall for the last two months and I am losing not less than 100 hair strands a day. I need proper guidance. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand that your concern is hair loss going on for two months. Any hair loss of less than 100 hairs per day is normal for an individual. Since yours is approximately 100 hairs per day, please answer a few queries so that I may be able to gui...  Read Full »

How to diagnose the cause of shortness of breath and extreme fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom, who is 76 years old, has a transferritin saturation level of 17. She has been scheduled for iron infusion therapy. She feels extremely fatigued, short of breath and arthritic pain. She cannot tolerate oral Iron. She has had iron infusions before, but do not last long. What to do? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am trying to understand whether she has iron deficiency anemia or anemia of chronic disease or myelodysplastic syndrome. Did she ever get a bone marrow biopsy or hemoglobin electrophoresis? Can you share her latest complete blood count (CBC) before and after the inf...  Read Full »

What does high RBC count with low MCV and MCH indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have undergone a blood test for CBC, RBC-7.47 million mcL (H), HGB-14 g/dl, HCT-46.3%, MCV-62.0 fL (L), MCH-18.7 pg (L), MCHC-30.2 g/DL (L). Iron-15.97 umol/l. What does the test report tell about my health condition? How can I decrease my RBC so as to reach a normal range, and Inc...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your low levels of MCV and MCH indicate iron deficiency which can be seen with low iron levels. Your RBS (random blood sugar) levels do not exactly correlate with the other leve...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from asthma and allergy for the past 10 years. Now, I feel lethargic, weak and some pain in the hands and toes. My past medication includes Deriphyllin and Cetirizine. I have had blood tests and have attached the reports for reference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have low vitamin D, low vitamin B, raised eosinophil count, borderline iron deficiency and a raised TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).  Also, you need vitamin B, D and iron replacement. Take ...  Read Full »

I have normocytic normochromic RBC with anisocytosis. Do I need iron supplement?

Query: Hello doctor, I have normocytic normochromic RBC with anisocytosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In the attached report lymphocyte count is high. The high lymphocytes are usually seen in viral Infection. There are other causes of lymphocytosis as well...  Read Full »

My heart pounds when I am worried. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting anxiety and panic attacks when I am worried or overthink. I had pounding and palpitation at that time. But, I am not feeling anything in specific. I am going 20 minutes walk daily about 6.5 km per hour and burning 200 calories. I lost around 5 kg in the past three months. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The eosinophil count is mildly high, indicating a possible allergic reaction to the environment. However, if you have not taken any antihelmintics and if th...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret my blood reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Please find my blood investigation report attached and provide me the required steps to take further. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your report you have mild iron deficiency anemia. I advise you to take Iron supplements like syrup Orofer 10 mL thrice daily before food for six months. Also, your TSH level (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly elevated and it is suggestive of hypothyroidism. ...  Read Full »

What does my blood test reports suggest?

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


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq Following is my opinion for your asked question. The low ferritn , Low Mcv could be suggestive of early iron deficiency anemia. The common cause for high B12 include supplement intake , Liver disease or Kidney disease. Your liver & kidney profile reports are norm...  Read Full »

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