My sympathies go out to all you guys out there with the dreaded ‘C’.
I very recently lost my very dear wife to ph+ALL/L. Totally devastated.
I learnt a lot about blood for obvious reasons.
I have concerns about myself.
I had IDA last year,had endo and gast results concluded h,pylori infection,mild gastritis and duodenal erosion and inflammation.
hgb level was 9.9 and ferritin was through the floor .5
H.pylori eradicated and treatment with PPI (omeprazole)
initially was given oral iron but couldn’t tolerate so was sent to haematology.In irony it was my wifes consultant that seen me.
Had to have two infusions of Ferrinject and blood level recovered and remained stable until Feb of this year. Average hgb readings retained 14.6 up 15.6 this Feb with ferritin levels being around 80-100.
My diet has been very poor and I am on fortijuice x 2 daily and eating what little I can when I can as I have had bowel problems since being diagnosed with IDA in April of last year.
My concerns are…….
My Hgb was 15.6 on the 5th of Feb this year and I thought my bloods were looking very good.
Had a FBC on the 28th of this month and my Hgb has dropped to 13.7 and my ferritin level has dropped to 30.
My concerns are…Have I had a bleed? gastric possibly??. OR could it be an error at the lab?
I know what you will all say…
NO! I am not passing any blood (not that I have seen) and had several FOBT done over the year and all are negative.
Is a drop of 1.9 of my hgb and ferritin drop of 58 radical over 8 weeks??
I would really appreciate anyone’s comments that could be helpful.
Many thanks,good will and wishes to all…