I would like to start out saying I'm not a hypochondriac.
I have been anemic for MONTHS. I have been on iron and vitamin c for 6 months, and i continue to get more anemic. My iron, hmg (i think right letters), and rbc keep dropping. But everything else is normal.
I'm a 21 year old female, 140 pounds, 5'7. I have lost some weight recently (only ten pounds in like 2 months), nothing major. I'm on bc so I only get 4 periods a year. I used to donate blood a lot and still be okay- I've been too anemic to donate so I haven't in the 6 months. I'm always tired and out of breath but that's from anemia right?
I also keep getting bruising on my legs (mainly my knees) when I'm pretty sure I haven't hit them or anything.
So can a cbc only show anemia with leukemia, I feel like I'm not getting anywhere with my doctors I have no idea whats going on. I feel so tired it's getting in the way of my life.
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