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Can a full blood count give doctors indication of any heart

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Can a full blood count give doctors indication of any heart failure ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

no it cannot

you need more information

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well
Im concerned as my mother went fur an endoscopy but it was cancelled as her heart rate was 132 which is very high .She has low ferritin of 8 and low hemaglobin of 10.6. She has a history of high blood pressure therefore I'm concenrned re heart failure .She also has swollen ankles for around 2,3 years now .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Although her bp seems to be ok
With the tablets
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
She's bleeding internally for sureThis needs to be worked up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would the heart rate be related to this bleeding then or is that separate issue?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes, the heart rate increases when you are bleeding

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has no symptoms of ulcers or anything . Can anemia cause fast heart rate ?Where can piss bleeding be then ? Is the most common cause cancers ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

1)yes it can

2)they often can't find bleeding because there is about 50 feet of gut to xplore

3)it is not in the urine

4)no, its not most common

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Can diet alone at all cause low ferritin ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

would you mind accepting additiona services?

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