This is going to be somewhat of a complicated post. I was diagnosed with PBC in 2014 by biopsy. I am at stage 2 as of then. I was also diagnosed last year with a uterine fibroid that was watched by ultrasound and was supposedly getting smaller, so we did nothing else with it. So I got to my Gastroenterologist last week for my annual liver check up and he said that my MCH is low and he thinks I have Iron Deficiency anemia. He wants to do a colonoscopy because he wants to check for bleeding.
I was kind of thrown by that because I really don't have any bowel symptoms to speak of. I did have a positive fecal smear once, but I believe it was due to a anal fissure I have that was flaring at the time. I also have ovarian cysts that flare up from time to time. I have lower abdominal pain that goes into my back and my hip and upper legs. I've had these pains before, off and on, for years frankly. So I don't think its my colon.
I guess my question is, can I get anaemia from the fibroids, and the fact my liver probably isn't making up the difference, or my bleeding is worse because of the liver. I guess I am grasping at straws right now in hopes that my anaemia is not from a huge colon tumor in my bowel. Thanks for your help in advance.