My midwife is concerned about low HGB and wants me taking lots of iron to bring up my numbers. However, lab work not only shows low HGB, HCT, and RBC, but also elevated neutrophils. It looks to me like this might be suggestive of hemolytic anemia, rather than iron-deficiency anemia and, therefore, taking a ton of iron might not be the wisest route.
Is anyone familiar with this situation and, if so, do you think that an appt. with a hematologist for further investigation is warranted? Or am I reading too much into this?
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