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Saw The Gi Yesterday About The Iron Deficiency


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#1 DonnaMM

 
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

So I saw my doctor and pretty much gave him a quick run through of my health history for the past year. It was a pretty disappointing appointment. He pretty much said ok so last time we did the EGD you were gluten free for a few months before and kept on it. I told him I had been back on gluten for about 9 months now he said great lets do an EGD and small bowel study, we will do biopsies and check for an ulcer. All he said was you are losing blood somewhere lets find out, if I can't go to the OB/GYB. I live in orlando and this guy is supposed to world renowned on malabsorption disorders in general yet our visit lasted about 7 minutes!
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Erosive esophagitis-2011
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Inappropriate sinus tachycardia-2013
Tested for celiac three times, blood and biopsies all negative
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

So I saw my doctor and pretty much gave him a quick run through of my health history for the past year. It was a pretty disappointing appointment. He pretty much said ok so last time we did the EGD you were gluten free for a few months before and kept on it. I told him I had been back on gluten for about 9 months now he said great lets do an EGD and small bowel study, we will do biopsies and check for an ulcer. All he said was you are losing blood somewhere lets find out, if I can't go to the OB/GYB. I live in orlando and this guy is supposed to world renowned on malabsorption disorders in general yet our visit lasted about 7 minutes!


Don't fret over the length of the visit. You got his attention, but he won't devote more time to you until he gets the results of the tests. THEN you can complain if he gives you only 7 minutes. Look at it this way -- those minutes he saved on that visit he can devote to someone who needs longer -- like you will on your post-testing visit :)
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Have you had your platelets checked? If you get low on platelets you can't clot properly and you'll bleed in odd ways. Thrombocytopenia it's called. It's just an idea...

Hope you find answers.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

I have thrombocytosis (high platelets) and have an autoimmune clotting condition in which I clot too well. I had a whole blood workup down in the hospital, the only thing they didn't was an EGD cause they figured do it outpatient cause the pathology for biopsies takes awhile ya know
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Hodgkins Lymphoma-2006 at age 18, now 25
Disagnosed with IBS and anxiety (related to my treatment they say)-2007
Allergies to corn, tree nuts, shellfish, bees- 2010
Positive Lupus Anticoagulant-2011
Erosive esophagitis-2011
Severe iron deficiency anemia- 2012
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia-2013
Tested for celiac three times, blood and biopsies all negative
Now encouraged to undergo testing again due to malabsorption




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