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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: Bloodwork and Symptoms
|slyparrot - Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:11 am||
Just curious to see if my symptoms have anything to do with my bloodwork results being out in left field.
red cell dist. 13.5
platelet ct. 268
mean platelet vol. 8.2
transferrin sat. 28
t3, free 282
free t4 0.9 - thyroid test taken before cbc and meds increased.
Sometimes my right foot feels like someone is pouring hot water on it. The last two fingers on my left hand will sometimes tingle. My "movements" have been loose like applesauce for the last 6-8 months. The room was spinning (similar to being drunk) last sunday, for about 3 hours. That only happened once.
My next doctors appt. is 13 days from now (new doctor). 16 months ago my abnormal numbers were...mcv 103, mch 36.9, mchc 35.9, tibc 203, %iron sat 60.5, unbound iron-bind cap 80.2 and my last doc said he didn't know what it was but not to worry about it. My new doc seems more concerned.
What do you think?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:31 pm||
You haven't mentioned what your thyroid condition was diagnosed as. Thyroid hormones generally stimulate erythropoiesis. Generally, speaking a decrease in thyroid hormones may lead anemia. Another condition that is sometimes associated with hypothyroidism is Pernicious anemia.
In some cases hyperthyroidism has also been reported to develop anemia.
As for your WBCs a differential count and blood film exam is necessary to comment on that. Most mild leukopenias are transient however and could be either drug induced or due to a self limited viral infection.
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