Anaemia could help with many diagnoses

I’ve had lab tests done to check on my blood count for odontectomy.

Published: 24th October 2018 10:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2018 07:30 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU : I’ve had lab tests done to check on my blood count for odontectomy. Results say I’m anemic. I feel the frequent cold showers is one of the causes of my condition. I just would like to know if they are co-related. Cold bathing and anaemia are unrelated. Please meet your doctor and get the cause of anaemia investigated.

My doctor gave me iron pills for one month. I have lower back pain and I feel tired. I have no appetite too. Could you please tell me what could be the problem? I am nervous. I looked for it on the internet and found that anaemia could also be because of cancer.

I did not get your age. One advise is, when you are tensed please meet your doctor rather than googling and worsening your stress with unwanted information. Anaemia with lower back ache and anorexia need further evaluation. There are many causes of anaemia including cancer. Instead of presuming you have cancer, please meet your physician.

Can we do blood transfusion after every six months with an anaemia patient when the patient has undergone splenectomy?
Blood transfusion is firstly based on the requirement including the levels of haemoglobin, how soon has it dropped, any hemodynamic effects of this drop, cause of anaemia and any procedure being contemplated. Considering these multitude of reasons for transfusion, it is prudent to let the treating doctors decide. 

I have anaemia and external hemorrhoids for four years. Sometimes, I have bleeding due to hemorrhoids for 2 to 3 days. Then, after it gets normal, I don’t have any pain. So, please suggest as to how I can get relief from this problem?
It’s a dictum in medicine to firstly, “Look for and treat the cause”. Being anaemic is a symptom or a sign picked up by the doctors on examination. If we just treat all anaemia with supplements, we could miss lots of diagnosis some of which could be serious, many of which could be reversible.

It is prudent to look for the cause of anaemia. In your case your history suggest the possibility of hemorrhoids, it could also be the cause for anaemia. Get to your doctor, reconfirm the diagnosis and exclude other associated diseases. They may also evaluate the severity of anaemia and treat accordingly. 
The expert is a physician & consultant, Internal Medicines, Manipal Hospitals.


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