Hey all! Well I got a call from my docs nurse practitioner and she was worried about my blood counts because my hematocrit was 29.6 and my hemoglobin was 10.2. She had me get more blood work done the night I talked to her to see if it was better or worse. I talked to her again, and she said she wasn't as worried because my hematocrit was 30.2, but my hemoglobin is now 9.6. Needless to say I am symptomatic: crazy fatigue, crave ice all the time, pale, tired, and a few times my heart has done some weird flutter deal for a few seconds. Basically i feel a little off. I have a follow up with my doc next thursday...to chit chat about what could be causing this. Im not bleeding, no vomiting, no menstrual cycle, etc. I just dont know where I am losing blood. Any help would be great!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Remicade every 6 weeks, 6-mp, Nexium (GERD)
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines, GERD
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon