Reply To: Anemia Due To CIDP?

May 8, 2014 at 3:36 am

Myelodysplasia tests were negative again – hooray!

I’ve been in an RBC holding pattern between 9.2 and 9.6 for the last couple months. Yesterday I was happy to learn my RBC had skyrocketed (ha, ha) from 9.6 to 9.8 since April. Still anemic and still no explanation. Doc says to wait two more weeks to see if I can make it to 10.0+. If not, she will order a bone marrow biopsy and related tests to see if they can find out what is holding back my red blood cell production.

Normal biopsy test results could mean that I have sprung a gastrointestinal leak someplace. So, I’ll get to swallow a camera and wear a blue-tooth recorder for a day or two. If I have to go this route, I hope my insides are sufficiently photogenic and ready for their big photo shoot debut!