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Tingling in left arm, feeling faint, Hemoglobin, MVC, MCH, RDW-CV, Platelet count, CALCIUM TOTAL,never had low hemoglobin, give blood every 2 month

I have been getting a tingling in my left arm that has been going on for about 2 weeks. Today I was feeling very faint so I went to the ER and was check out. They told me everything was ok, but I am feeling very strange. My labs came back with Hemoglobin 10.2, MVC @ 68.4, MCH 21.3, RDW-CV 16.7, Platelet count 410, my AST 14, CALCIUM TOTAL 8.3, CORRECTED CALCIUM 8.5. should I worry oe am I paranaoid? These are not normal labs for me, I have never had low hemoglobin ??? I know I give blood every 2 months for the past 2 years.
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Your hemoglobin ,MCV and MCH levels are lower than the normal and RDW is higher,suggestive of Iron deficiency anaemia,and it has to be confirmed with the other lab tests like serum iron,serum ferritin and TIBC.Frequent blood donations may be the cause.So it would be better if you stop donating blood, atleast for 1 year.Take diet rich in iron including green leafy vegetables and egg,liver,legumes,citrus fruits.And consult your physician for further management
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Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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