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Low blood count. Taking concerta. Need a transfusion. Help?

My doctor said that my blood count is very low (she said it was 8) and said that she will keep an eye on it in case i need a transfusion. But she also said that my B12 level is slightly elevated. I am a 38 year old woman and am usually in good health. i am taking concerta but no other medications . My blood pressure is normally low also. The only medical condition that I have is Left Hippocampal Sclerosis. I was wondering if I should have any concerns.
Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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The cause of the anemia should be found.

Whether it is nutritional or otherwise.

The cause of the anemia should be corrected.

If it is due to iron deficiency then iron supplements.

Deworm if you're suffering from any worm infestation.

Peripheral blood smear test will help to arrive at the type of anemia.

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