What test results did you have this result on. And why did you have these tests done?
Grouping traditionally refers to determining the specific "blood type" as in A, B, AB and O as well as a + or - designation as to certain antigens present
This all has to do with compatability of blood for transfusions.
I had a fasting blood test because I ws feeling so tired and not eating properly
And what was your blood glucose level
For this low grouping result, were there any units of measurement?
all the other tests were all right it was this the doctor said was low and another one was high which I didnt quite understand what she said but it began with a F.
the doctor didnt say
Was she discussing anemia? That perhaps your blood cells were low in size and hemoglobin concentration and that you needed to increase your folate supplementation?
she didnt say
Blood grouping is the term that referrs to Blood types as I described above. Given that you were tired and not eating properly they were most likely concerned about anemia (either low number of blood cell, small blood cells or blood cells without enough hemoglobin inside of them)
Did she place you on any medication or supplementation?
What did she say she was going to do about your abnormal results?
she said to see how I go and if I dont inprove to go back
From the symptoms that prompted you having the test and her reaction to the results, I think you may have a mild anemia as my best assumption from the things you have told me. If you do not improve she would probably start you on either an iron supplementation or folic acid supplementation or both. You mentioned something beginning with an "F" so that most likely was folate she was talking about.
Folic acid supplementation is fairly benign to do - most multivitamins have adequate folic acid in them and are essential, especially if you are not eating well.
Supplementing iron if you are deficient can be more dangerous as taking too much can harm the liver and therefore physician supervision is recommended before starting any iron replenishment.
So what should I do now
I would call her up and see if she wishes for you to take a multivitamin with folate and/or additional folic acid supplement tablets (available over the counter)
Also ask if she was planning on starting you on an iron supplement, however I would first suspect she was thinking about or plans on starting you on a folic acid supplementation.
Thank you for your help
Does that sound like something reasonable you can do?
Did I provide good service?
Yes the service was very good, I think I will make an appointment with another doctor,I think the one I saw might have been a locum as I have not seen her at my surgery before
Ok, that may be why she was apprehensive about making changes and wanted you to see your normal doctor for that.
Thank you if I have any problems in the future I will contact you again
I'd be more than happy to discuss this and other things with you