Quick question please answer
Feb 16, 2006
Should my hematologist be able to tell the difference between iron deficiency anemia and HIV related anemia from a bone marrow biopsy. I have not been tested for HIV but I am afraid it could be HIV related. I am currently being treated for iron deficiency anemia but they have not found any source of internal bleeding. Thanks Dr. Bob
Response from Dr. Frascino
The real question here isn't what a hematologist might be able to discern from a bone marrow biopsy, but rather why you if you are afraid you have HIV haven't you gotten an HIV test. Stop playing guessing games with your health. If you've been potentially exposed or placed yourself at risk, get tested. It's the only way to ascertain if your problem is HIV related or not. I'd also suggest you discuss your concerns with your hematologist.
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