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

Hypoglycemia, tingling feet, chronic fatigue, bloating, hair thinning, anemic. Gastrointestinal related problem?

I am a 27 year old female and have had a wide range of symptoms for several years. Symptoms include hypoglycemia (not reactive), mild tingling sensation in feet, chronic fatigue, moderate/severe abdominal bloating with a cramping/ scratchy pain throughout abdomen, hair thinning on top of scalp, brain fog (sometimes severe lasting all day), slightly elevated blood pressure (140/88), depression, and tooth decay (despite regular dentist visits and use of flouride past). I am not pregnant. I am slightly overweight with most of the fat around midsection. HgbA1c is 5.7. Folate was slightly below normal. B12 was 300; borderline low. Normocytic/hypochromic cells (only thing slightly low was MCHC). Normal CMP. Normal lipid panel. Normal TSH, Total T4, and T3. Doctor did not check serum iron , TIBC, or ferritin. I do eat a wide variety of vegetables, meats, and dairy. I avoid sweets and fatty foods. Bowel movements used to be once a day and formed but now are loose and twice a day. Only occasional mild diarrhea. I feel that my condition is obviously gastrointestinal related and that for some reason I am not absorbing nutrients to my full potential. Dr. suspects my gallbladder but the only symptom I have that relates to the gallbladder is the bloating. He does not seem concerned about the fact that I am becoming anemic despite eating adequately.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  62
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi, after hearing your problem , I suggest u to take hemoglobin levels once again ,if its less then 11 I think u r diet needs more or of iron content. the main problem at your age if figure conscious ,if so try to take small meals at frequent tyms. and your bowel habits a simply normal twice a day is normal. first make up your mind don't worry about ur problems the main setter of our body in mind...
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 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