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Done blood test. Feeling tired. Blood in stool. History of angioplasty and TIA

Hi, My dad had a recent blood test and they told us his blood count is 97 - down from the previous 107 and he is feeling tired and drained. He had a blood transfusion a month or so ago and an iron transfusion less than a month ago. The doctor said there is some bleeding in the stool and he is going for a colonoscopy . What should a normal blood count be for a man aged 83 years old with past angioplasty and TIA s??? Thank you for your help!
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Hello sir,
i thionk you mean the platelet count.. the normal should be more than 150. But spontaneous bleeding sets in once it goes below 20. The blood in stools is mostly due to some structural pathology in the gut. Tiredness is secondary to anemia from blood loss
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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