Anemia & Copper

Utodc
on 12/17/19 3:22 pm
RNY on 03/23/17

For those searching for answers copper can affect red blood cell count and drive anemia.

My copper is very low at 9 and hematologist having me scheduled for copper infusions.

My serum iron is low but ferritin normal.

Just something to consider if youre searching for answers.

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mgsisco
on 12/17/19 3:28 pm
RNY on 06/06/19

Thank you for the info. I get my labs done on Friday and will check this out.

Grim_Traveller
on 12/17/19 5:02 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

The best test for copper is for ceruloplasmin. Ceruloplasmin is an protein that contains copper, and transports most of the copper through your body. The usual copper blood test can show normal levels, but if ceruloplasmin is low, the copper won't be used.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Utodc
on 12/17/19 6:22 pm
RNY on 03/23/17

Ceruloplasmin < 3

Grim_Traveller
on 12/18/19 7:45 am
RNY on 08/21/12

If that result us in mg/dl, it's extremely low.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

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