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Looking for a haematologist.

Customer Question

Looking for a haematologist.
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 20 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 20 days ago.

I'm an internist

I can help

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
What do you know anaemia?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 20 days ago.

quite a bit actually

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
great do you know if anaemia can cause muscle twitching? I have low blood cell count and low haemoglobin levels, and suspected anaemia. I want to know if this can cause muscle twitching since i am experiencing this quite a lot.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I am quite worried about it
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 20 days ago.

yes it can

absolutely

especially iron deficiency anemia

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
can it cause wide spread twitching? I got it checked, and the neurologist said it’s NOT neuromuscular, so i’m wondering whether it’s an iron deficiency.
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 20 days ago.

yes it can

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
here show my haemoglobin levels and blood cell count levels, with other things. The ones related to anaemia are all on the boundary or just under. I was told that I could still have symptoms related to iron deficiency even if it’s not under the normal range. Is this true? or do I need it to be very low?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 19 days ago.

It is true. You can still have it

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I have sickle cell trait and long covid, could this make things worse?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Also looking at my results, and taking into account my symptoms, sickle cell trait and long covid, what do you think i should do next? and how do i know that is anaemia and not something more serious like motor neurone disease?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 19 days ago.

Yes it could

absolutely

I think you should get your iron tested

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
how do i know that the muscle twitching is anaemia and not something more serious like motor neurone disease.
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 19 days ago.

fix the anemia and I bet it improves

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
do you have an explanation to why you think this?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 19 days ago.

anemia is linked with muscle twitching

it is just a fact of nature

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
how is it linked?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 19 days ago.

through dopamine in the brain