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My son has ALD & has been diagnosed as severely anemic, are the 2 related ? He is waiting for an X-ray to see if that shows anything

Anemic low in iron

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X-ray for anemia? This is measure through a blood test. Along with RBC count, ask your doctor to check his ferritin levels. This is your stored iron. They often neglect to test this.

I was in the hospital last year, and both of my levels for these were almost 0. Now, remarkably, there in a normal range. So, perhaps there is a correlation, however I’m unsure as to why.

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Thanks for replying... the X-ray is to see if there is anything wrong in his stomach. They said if that shows nothing then he’ll have to have a camera down his throat & 1 up his backside !!! I’ll contact the hospital & mention what u said. Thanks again

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My son has never had a problem with anaemia and I've never come across it in anything I have read about ALD. Although the tests don't sound pleasant, at least the hospital is actively trying to find what the problem is. Hope you get some answers.

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Thanks for your input

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