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   Posted 9/19/2016 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got a hold of all my labs from May when I first saw my Rhuemy and on top of all my Antibody labs being messed up I noticed that my hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell count and white blood cell count were all marked as low. My doc never mentioned these labs coming back low so I'm assuming its not a big deal? I know that none of you are doc's but is this a common thing with lupus? Should I be concerned and ask him about it when I see him in Nov.? Your thoughts would be great and thanks in advance!

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   Posted 9/19/2016 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to show them to your primary and see if he thinks they are anything to be concerned about.

I kept having high liver test results and my rheumatologist didn't bat an eye. I showed it to my primary and he changed some of my meds.
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   Posted 10/6/2016 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
It is possible that you have Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria. Both conditions stop the parietal cells in the stomach from producing the intrinsic factor. The intrinsic factor is a glycoprotein that is necessary for the absorption B-12 in the small bowel. B-12 is necessary for the production of red blood cells in the bones. Both conditions will cause malabsorption of the necessary vitamins, minerals and micronutrients necessary to support the body. Hypochlorhydria and Achlorhydria are easily and accurately diagnosed with a pH diagnostic test. Search the internet for pH diagnostic test, or pH capsule test, or pH gastrogram.
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