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What bloods to ask for

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Studentnursesos12e Thu 07-Nov-19 22:38:00


I have doctors tomorrow, it’s a 5 minute appointment so basically I go in and tell him what bloods I think I need.(this is the reality of a very stretched GP surgery).

I will be have thyroid and vitamin D anyway as hypothyroidism, but I’ve been feeling extra fatigued, dizzy and pins and needles and having 2-3 periods a month.
I will also ask for iron and B12.


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Ellabella989 Thu 07-Nov-19 22:40:27

Vit d
Liver function
Diabetes one (can’t remember the name)
Full blood count

Studentnursesos12e Thu 07-Nov-19 22:41:02


Thanks so much

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Ellabella989 Thu 07-Nov-19 22:47:30

You could also ask to be referred for a pelvic scan at the hospital to check you don’t have things like fibroids which might be giving you the extra periods.
You could be very anemic from the periods which will be giving you the dizziness and pins and needles. Active Iron supplements are good (I get mine from amazon) as they don’t mess your digestion up like most other iron tablets do. Good luck x

Studentnursesos12e Fri 08-Nov-19 21:21:20

@Ellabella989 thanks. I went earlier, got a GP registrar who was probably the best GP I’ve seen. She did a whole load of bloods, and said to go back, with potential fo refer to endocrinology and also gynaecology.

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MegGriffin Fri 08-Nov-19 22:28:34

Folate as well as b12

Studentnursesos12e Wed 13-Nov-19 21:53:42

@MegGriffin thanks. I’m probably going back tomorrow (or Friday) where I will look at all the results that have come through.

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