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With a ferritin of 8 is a colonoscopy and endiscopy

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With a ferritin of 8 is a colonoscopy and endiscopy warranted ? Aged 66
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

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What are your complete lab results?

Do you have any symptoms?

any blood in your feces?

How old are you?
M/F?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi aged 67. Ferritin 8 and hemaglobin 10.6. Other bloods see ok apart from
High platlet count which is a problem since 2009. Not noticed any blood on stool but could be hidden right ?I'm
Worried re bowel or stomach cancer .
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Femail
And take meds
For high bp
And asprin also .but bp seems
To be in control with meds
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

I would not rush to think you have bowel or stomach cancer.

All that can be said right now is that you could have iron deficiency anemia.

Your history, physical exam and complete blood work will help your MD decide if scoping you is indicated.

Make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thx a lot . Why would u think ferritin be so low ?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

There can be many reasons....you could be having some chronic bleeding, not enough iron in your diet etc.

The good news? You MD will be able to figure it out.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The diet has not really changed . I don't know if this may tell u more . Hemaglobin 2013 was 11.5. Now 2016 10.6. But first time ferritin tested and was 8
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

You could use a good workup looking for some source of chronic bleeding.

I'm sure your MD can figure this out.... this is not something to ignore.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is this called
Mycrocytic anemia?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

That is a specific type of anemia and you would need more lab data than you have provided to diagnose that condition.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok thx . If was internal bleeding would stools be dark ?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 8 months ago.

Depends on where the bleeding was located.

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