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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

no it cannot

you need more information

Customer: replied 11 months 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 11 months ago.
Although her bp seems to be ok
With the tablets
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
She's bleeding internally for sureThis needs to be worked up
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would the heart rate be related to this bleeding then or is that separate issue?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

yes, the heart rate increases when you are bleeding

Customer: replied 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago.
Ok. Can diet alone at all cause low ferritin ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

would you mind accepting additiona services?

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