Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Hi all. My LO is almost 26 months now, but at about 18 months or so, right before I got my period back, I had a blood panel run to check for thyroid issues but all it found was a low blood count. My doctor told me to take iron and B12 supplements.
Now I'm having other health issues and am worried that was a sign of internal bleeding from a cancer or something (I have hydronephrosis with yet unknown cause, but nothing of concern yet on ultrasound and non contrast CT).. I know I was very anemic right after birth, but my levels went back up so quickly on supplements that my doctor had to call to tell me to stop taking them.
I have had this issue on and off my whole life, but that's common with menstruation. I feel very stupid for not mentioning at the time that I didn't have my period back. When I asked her to recheck my levels, I had just started my period again and she knew this and said, well, since you just started it you're probably fine since that's what normally causes it. Again, stupidly, I didn't ask why it was low in the first place then.
I'm hoping it's just a B12 issue, as I think I generally have that low as well. I do eat red meat so should not have a problem getting adequate iron.
Just wanted to know if anyone else ever had low iron more than a year after birth but before your period came back.