Both may decrease. What are the results of testing?
What other investigations were done?
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This means that the Los Angeles (LA) classification was used for the endoscopic diagnosis of GERD (Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease). and you have the lowest grade with minimal change. However the reflux of acid from the stomach to the esophagus has caused some minimal damage and therefore the reflux needs to be prevented and treated. Hence to assist in the healing of the esophagus and to prevent further complications your doctor may have prescribed medications such as omeprazole which will decrease the production of acid. You need to take it regularly for at least 2 weeks or as prescribed by your doctor to see improvement in your symptoms.
Other measures that are beneficial are:Eating frequent, small meals.Avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine containing productsRaising the head of the bed before sleepingEating a low fat diet and especially avoid fried foods, and chocolate.
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Does the patient suffer from any inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or have any other medical condition?
It is an expected finding in iron deficiency anemia for both these values to be low. So there is nothing to worry about this and this is not a finding that means something bad. This can be low even in dietary deficiency. It is a good finding that the stools are of a normal color however this does not rule out microscopic bleeding.
It is expected in any cause of iron deficiency where the iron stores are exhausted for the ferritin level to be low. In females the normal reference range is 11-306 ng/mL. So a value of 8 does mean that is is low, but it not severely decreased. This is an expected finding in iron deficiency, and does not necessarily indicate cancer. It could be due to many other causes.
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Yes, unexplained and unintentional weight loss may be seen in both stomach and colon cancer.
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The fact that there is no weight loss, no visible blood in the stools, and no other symptoms strongly suggests that this anemia is unlikely to be due to any cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. Is is most probably due to iron deficiency, however, this can only be confirmed after doing endoscopy and colonoscopy, to be safe, and not to miss any pathological condition.
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Depends on the workload of the staff. Should not be more than a day in most hospitals. However it may take a few days in some hospitals.