blood work need hematology help

Discussion in 'Steroid Lab Testing' started by stevonov, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    i use to donate every 8 weeks regardless of need and after a year of it ferritin, iron, and about three other markers starting with m were all tanked. I took a year off and now everything is normal and some high except iron. is the rbc and hematocrit critical enough to have to donate? took me forever to get ferritin normal and iron is still low so i dont want to donate if i dont have to. mesogrowth.jpg
     
  2. Heynow

    Heynow Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Donate. I just went through this, my hemocrit was 54 My doc prescribed me 2 phlebotomy’s and all good, now it’s 45. I also stopped trt for 5 moths.
     
  3. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    your iron was low also?
     
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  4. Heynow

    Heynow Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Can’t say for sure b/c it wasn’t in my bloodwork. Just CBC w/Diff/platelet and complete metabolic. Sorry. Why not go to the dr.? I know the nurses acted like 54 was high as shit when I went to donate.
     
  5. Heynow

    Heynow Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    How’s your BP?
     
  6. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    If u continue to donate even without need thats the issue,

    What people fail to realize is there IS A REBOUND EFFECT, if u keep donating ur iron WILL eventually suffer,

    Now its time to actually talk to a phlebotomist and have them deal with bringing ur iron up so it is stable.....and lowering dosages to aide in this issue,

    Plems will continue to lower everything and the next step is iron deficiency,,,,, which in this case is what might be occuring...


    They will have to perform phlems while adding iron to keep it up, and ull prolly more than likely have to start taking an iron supp to bring it up while still getting phlems,


    Start hydrating, and talk to a good phlebotomist/hematologist
     
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  7. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    been taking iron supp dr wants me to see hematologist who is booked 2 months out so want a jump on it. phlems can manipulate iron?
     
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  8. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    i just looked at some old labs and notes and realized i have figured this out before. everytime i take omeprazole to long for heartburn my iron tanks. my body doesnt absorb iron well without stomach acid.
     
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  9. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    also looked at where "critical" numbers are and im still far from the danger zone but i am going to try and drop the hearburn meds and donate anyway.
     
  10. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    just looked up and 54 is within normal on some charts some cut off at 53. people in high altitudes can be in the 60's without a problem.
     
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  11. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Yes phlems effect iron, and if someone keeps doing them even if they are trying to "get ahead of the issue(s)" due to trt or aas usage, u can dump those iron levels badly.... And then it creates a whole new cat and mouse game....

    Hydrate ur ass off more so then usual, electrolytes are ur friend,

    If ur taking heart burn stuff look at ur gut, for answers, research on things that will help aide in stomach acids, change a few items in the diet, curb tren if using as it is notorious for heart burn.... maybe research eating more cabbage and sourkraut, so ur ph is higher as it also might help keep acid up so when u have to take any heart burn stuff ur acid wont drop so substantially...


    Life extension has a pee test u can buy to help monitor different items such as ph and acid etc...
     
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  12. Heynow

    Heynow Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    This is true, but between my surgeon, my hematologist and my PCP I tend to rely on their advice and opinion. What I did was their recommendations. Good luck
     
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  13. Heynow

    Heynow Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    This is true, but I followed the orders of my surgeon, the hematologist and my PCP. And do you live in high altitude? If not then 54 is probably high.
     
  14. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    im not trying to win an argument here, if you dont have anemia issues you dont even have to think twice about donating. but the question was posed toward someone with anemia and you or "your friend" did not even test those levels. and as far as your medical team, im sure your nurses did freak out when they saw you were at 54 but they are not used to dealing with bodybuilders. a coach would be more concerned about low energy levels from low iron then slightly above normal rbc, hematocrit etc.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2020
  15. stevonov

    stevonov Member

    @Avies48 I know phlems (donating blood) affect iron i though you meant phlebotomist can do it in a way that doesnt affect iron as much. either way i literally got it back to nomal within a month of dropping omeprazole last year but heartburn is pretty bad right now so maybe ill switch to famotidine and see if that still affects my iron absorption
     
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  16. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Yeah id speak to the hematologist and see what they can do, i know adding electrolytes back in after a donation can help.keep the other markers down,

    Id ask them to supplement ur iron might be something to chk into especially if the heart burn meds keep dropping that iron and u have to complete this circle every so often...