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Have pernicious anemia, low iron and ferretin level. What to do?

My daughter just found out she has pernicious anemia . Her iron level is at 6 and her ferrin, or whatever that is or however you spell it is at 8 and they re making her wait to see the next doctor she s being sent to. She has children and can t function. I don t live near her and don t know what to do or think of this. I can t even find anyone online or in any anemia forum with levels that low.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Pernicious anemia means deficiency of either folic acid or vit.B 12..
After correcting the levels of these by medications levels revert to normal..
1st of all you should find out the cause for pernicious anemia,,,either due to less dietary intake,,or any worm infestations in the body,improper absorption of vitamins in the body,,or may be due to autoantibodies directed against intrinsic factor(important factor in the absorption of vitB 12),,
By finding the cause the treatment becomes easier..
Consult hemotologist fo further tests,suggestions and finally treatment..
Hope you understand my suggestion and answer
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 19 May 2013
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