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what does this mean? platelets

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Doubtfuldaphne Mon 18-May-15 14:22:36

My GP said that my platelets are a weird shape.
I know I have anaemia off and on and always have..but is this all she meant? I wish I'd asked!

Twirlwirlywoo Mon 18-May-15 14:43:08

Has GP metioned Pernicious anaemia?

I think it is when your body does not probably absorb iron through digestion so people are usually treated with iron injections. Not 100% (so read up - its not scary) but I was tested for it last year after being told I had problems with my platelets. I was clear on Pernicious but had very very low ferritin.

Doubtfuldaphne Mon 18-May-15 18:23:33

Thank you, I didn't know about any of that. I'm slightly worried no one has ever investigated the reason behind my anaemia, but I'm guessing it's hereditary. I wonder how they find out what type it is?

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