Low Iron

Low iron in the body causes iron deficiency anemia. It occurs due to deficient iron stores in the body. It often occurs due to diet deficiency with iron, chronic blood loss, pregnancy, and vigorous exercise. The symptoms are tiredness, pallor, fatigue, dizziness, and dry skin. Taking iron supplements helps in managing it.

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I found that my iron level is 47 mcg/dL and my MCHC is 35.3 g/dL in my blood report. Are these levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a blood test today and found that my iron level is 47 mcg per dL, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is 35.3 g per dL. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Harshitha G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest iron deficiency anemia, which can be treated with iron tablets or iron syrup.  Read Full »

Why does my mother have high RBC count and liver parameters?b

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes and hypertension which are in control. I have attached her routine blood test reports that show high RBC count and liver parameters. Sometimes, she also complains of a burning sensation in her feet. Please examine my mother's test reports. Kindly guide. Thank y...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The reports are good. The only concern is low vitamin D and iron, common in aged women. I suggest you follow the below treatment: Vitamin D 60000 IU (international units) once a wee...  Read Full »

My iron saturation is seven, and I have been experiencing blackouts for a while. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I just got my lab reports with an iron saturation of 7. It is mentioned to seek immediate medical care. My skin is yellow, and I blackout or throw up when standing up. This has been there for a long time. I have been dealing with low iron levels for years. Once a doctor suggested I take an...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your iron saturation and iron levels are low. So it seems to be iron deficiency. However, yellow skin points towards hemolysis which means red blood cell destruction. Kindly attach your complete blood count (CBC) report if avail...  Read Full »

Can I take iron supplements after recovery results in toxicity?

Query: Hello doctor, I began presenting last fall with some chronic fatigue. The initial blood work showed low iron saturation without anemia. I have attached reports of the same. There were other endocrine-related findings as well. In the course of various endocrine-related treatments and corresponding bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, iron supplementation can be stopped because serum iron, TIBC (total iron binding capacity) and hemoglobin levels are within the range. Fatigue can occur in hypothyroidism, or due to anxiety, lack of sleep, exhaustion, stress or lack of exercise. Repeat...  Read Full »

Do yellow skin on the bottom of the face and around the mouth for six months indicate sallow skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had yellow skin on the bottom of my face and around my mouth for at least six years or maybe longer. I have no idea what it is caused by or what it is. It does not look good. I am attaching the pictures. I am not under any medication. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do you have any history of atopy? Dry, scaly skin type? Do you have seborrhea? Is there any aggravation factor? Is there winter aggravation? Is it itchy? Is it burning? Is it a pa...  Read Full »

How can we prevent post-COVID thrombotic complications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male, and I was tested COVID positive before 49 days. After that, I took medicines as per the advice from the doctor. I had a fever till the day before I got my test results and did not have a fever after that. The saturated oxygen level was also fine. Presently I am n...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern, especially considering the new complications like black or white fungus developing in COVID patients. As mentioned above in the query, your COVID was mild as you did not require any oxygen and was man...  Read Full »

My father is losing blood without a cause. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He is suffering from loss of blood without knowing him. What will be the cause? They have consulted a local physician, and he said nothing to worry about it. But, he did not give any cause of it. Please help me to understand the cause and necessary treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple causes of loss of blood. Commonly bleeding from gastrointestinal tract will have black, tarry, sticky and foul smelling stools. Even if this not present, it can be a small amount. So, you need to run stool test for occult blood testing. It can occur due...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the laboratory reports of my wife and suggest.

Query: Hi doctor,Kindly see the laboratory reports of my wife. She is pregnant. Her age is 30 years. Our doctor has given certain medicines of vitamins, iron, etc.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My hearty congratulations for becoming a father. The reports of your wife are all in their normal limits (attachment removed to protect patient identity) except for the iron studies, which is usually low in the pregnant women. I suggest your wife Iron tablets daily from ...  Read Full »

Are my iron and ferritin levels low due to Azithromycin or heavy menstrual flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask you something just to be sure. This month I used Azithromycin 500 mg for three days due to my vaginal problems. I used probiotics as well, with time gaps between antibiotics and probiotics, of course. When I stopped with antibiotics, I have continued my probiotics ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azithromycin is not associated with any lower hemoglobin levels. It might be due to some other reason. You need to start on some iron supplements. Sometimes, in spite of taking an iron-rich diet, its absorption is lowered due to faulty diet habits like taking iron-ri...  Read Full »

I suffer from extensive hair loss. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old and having an extensive hair loss. The middle part of my head is almost bald. I am losing a lot of hair on the left. Currently, I have taken no medical help. I am also having black spots all over my legs and arms. Also, I have these little eruptions on my head and it is i...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pattern of your hair loss is suggestive of hormonal etiology. Kindly mention if there is any family history of baldness in females. Mention if you are suffering from any thyroid disorders, have been on any crash diets, leading a stressful life or any other he...  Read Full »

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