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Bleeding Disorder Concerns

I am a relatively healthy 52 year old female and one of the many folks who do not have insurance.  Inasmuch, the management of my health has been handled loosely.  Below are the results of my most recent blood work (last week).  My concern is not that any one item is out of "normal", it is that many of the results are on the bottom or the top of normal ranges.  Outside of thyroid concerns, my one other health concern is non-specific cardiovascular myopathy.  This is the best description for a very rare bleeding disorder whereby certain conditions/meds cause me to bleed through the walls of my vessels.  To date I have received over 20 transfusions (last ones 3 years ago post-op).  I had been taking OTC iron pills for three months at the time of the blood draw.

I am concerned that I should seek out a specialist to review my blood work, etc.  I will have insurance effected Jan 1 (6 weeks from now), but worry that I should seek medical attention sooner.  Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

WBC   5.0 K/UL
RBC   4.42 M/UL
Hemoglobin   13 G/DL
Hematocrit   39.1%
MCV   88.5 fL
MCH   29.4 PG
MCHC   33.2 G/DL
RDW   15%
Neutrophils   58%
Lymphocytes   33%
Monocytes   6%
Eosinophils   1%
Basophils   2%
Platelet Count   152 K/UL

T3 Uptake   33.3%
T4   4.4 UG/DL
Calculated T7   1.47
TSH   2.3 UIU/ML
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Hi!
I can understand your concern. However, since the blood parameters are within normal range, you can wait until your insurance cover starts, unless you are bleeding now or bleed in near future. Meanwhile eat healthy and exercise as normal.
Take care!
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