Lost figuring out labs
I will get directly to the point and hope someone can make sense of this mess!
In Early March I was dx with type 2 diabetes. Along with all of this testing it was learned my retic count was about 120k at which point I was referred to a hematologist/onco.
Further testing mid March looked like this:
Iron Sat % 4.6
Serum Kappa 28.77
10 days later
1 week later
This last set was after a 1 gram Iron infusion.
I do not have celiac and occult blood in stool was negative.
Folate, B12, Calcium are all good.
I am feeling a little better meaning I can breathe now and think (for a while my thinking was very jumbled)
I am trying to get a handle on the retic count, why my ANC and RDW keep going up? Does it look like my immune system is not happy with Iron? I have lost 30 lbs in less than 1 month. I have a long history of anemia but never like this. My concern is what is causing the anemia as the 2 front runners (above) have been ruled out. I have since had another gram of Iron but no labs since then.
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!
Has your doctor given you any type of diagnosis or hint to what s/he's looking for at this point.
Regarding the high retic and RWD, that appears to be a normal response to your anemia.
Not sure about the ANC unless you are fighting an infection.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 90K.
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