Hello fellow Thyroid Cancer survivors. I'm wondering if anyone has had to deal with anemia AFTER dealing with thyroid cancer. I'm wondering how common this is and if what type of anemia people have had. It's been almost one year since my RAI and in about a month I will get to have a blood test prior to my next endocrinologist appointment. All my thyroid levels were "within range," at the last appointment, and I am suspecting that my results may show a low red blood cell count (all my symptoms seem to point to this possiblility). Has anyone out there been dealing with fatigue/lack of energy, etc., due to anemia.... post thyroidectomy?
Anemia is commonly associated to thyroid diseases (more common n hypothyroid states) and could occur following thyroid surgery. It could be normocytic, hypochromic-microcytic, or macrocytic i.e. due to decreased blood cell generation, iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. Also fatigue may be a symptom with hypo/ hyperthyroidism irrespective of anemia or could also develop from a number of other unrelated causes. I would suggest getting your symptoms evaluated by your treating doctor for appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.
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