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My partner is anemic and is having a blood transfusion on Friday.

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My partner is anemic and is having a blood transfusion on Friday. She saw a haemotologist today. She is seeing a gastro doctor next week and is having a colonoscopy and endoscopy, if these tests show no bleed, the hematologist says he will carry out a CT scan, what would this detect?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--has she had any noticeable bleeding anywhere? How long has she been anemic?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No bleeding, she went for a routine medical about 2weeks ago, they took a pin prick blood sample and her count is7.5. Medical a year ago was fine, no anemia
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No bleeding. Routine medical a couple of weeks ago gave blood count of 7.5 last years medical was fine
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Jan. It's not very likely that the scopes won't reveal something like gastritis, a bleeding ulcer, a colon polyp or colon cancer, but if not, the ct scan might show an enlarged spleen and maybe an enlarged liver which might account for the red blood cell destruction but I don't think it would show an actual bleeding.
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