Hi, I had a blood test done a week ago for my 'fatigue' (I'm palming ana off as my chronic injuries and pain meds taking a toll on my body ... well, they are just ...not as much as my doctor thinks) and I was wondering what the word 'discuss' means in the letter I got requesting a follow up appointment. As in: could you please book an appointment to discuss your blood test results with your doctor as soon as possible?
I haven't had my period for 3 months and I rarely eat meat (lack of protein or iron??) I mostly eat vegetables like cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes and broccoli with a few egg whites. Am I about to be rumbled? Have any of you guys ever had odd blood tests? Cheers x
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Lots of different things can show up in blood work. Most common is low iron.. which is a very common problem as well. For myself, I get my blood tested minimum once a month, usually twice a month or more and without fail everytime they need to "discuss" the results with me. I used to get phone calls to let me know, now my doctor just has me book the follow-up at the same time as the test.
Don't worry to much about it, certain problems are very common, regardless of whether you have an ED or not. Just go and see what the doc has to say. Often times it's just a warning... btw. This is starting to get on the low side.
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12-15-2010 #3Lollirot90 Guest
I'm iron deficient which is pretty common so it could be that? Electrolytes could also be off. I don't know what specific tests they ran, but when you complain of fatigue a lot of docs will test your thyroid hormone levels too. I don't think it will be anything urgent or they would have done something more quickly. You probably just need some kind of supplement.