Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Anaemic and blood count dropped to 30

i am 69 years of age male .After no illness at all in my life so far i have been told I am anaemic , my blood count has dropped by 30% .I have been prescribed iron tablets for an 8 week period .i have had no blood loss , have taken part in the bowel cancer tests for 2 to 3 years without any issues detected .What are the usual reason for this to happen at this stage?I am eating veg , liver , steak ,dried apricots to get iron into my system and was considering having 3 pints of guinness a week ( does it help ? )I walk 4 miles most days.Can you advise why this may have occurred , Thanks Brian Lilley
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  32
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Oncologist 's  Response
Dear Brian Lilley,
Firstly I would like to know if you have any symtom of palpitation(FAST HEART BEAT), shortness of breath, mild headache or insufficient sleep. If Yes possibly you are anaemic.
There are many reasons of anaemia one of which is nutritional defficiency caused by less intake or less absorption in your body which is ruled out as you say but worm infestation has also to be ruled out.. Other cause may be low production of blood cells from bone marrow or the blood cells are quickly destroyed. Firstly a complete blood count with peripheral smear examination is needed to have the basic clue about the type of anaemia you have. you can go for further investigations for which CBC will be the guide and we can determine what type of anaemia you have. Your primary physician will guide you accordingly.
Dr. Ticku
Clinical Onc and hematologist.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor