Blood test!! | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Blood test!! Blood test!!

Thread Tools
Unread 02-23-2007, 08:19 PM
Blood test!!

Ok. I got a copy of my results from my family Dr. I'm not quite sure I understand them or just how bad or good they are. I am taking this to my Ob/Gyn on Monday.

It says Hgb and Hct are in normal numbers? But that iron level is out of range at 20. Tibc is in range at 442. And saturation is out of range at 5%.

Any help understanding this is appreciated. All I know is that I feel terrible! Headaches, severe fatigue, shortness of breath. I just want it all over!!
Sponsored Links
Unread 02-23-2007, 09:04 PM
Blood test!!

I had anemia before my hyster and I had low iron levels along with hgb and hct. However, with the use of supplements before my surgery my levels were improving. When my levels were low I had fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and headaches. You can do an Internet search on CBC (complete blood count) and it will give an explanation. But your best answers will come from your visit with your doc on Monday!
Good Luck!
Unread 02-24-2007, 10:49 PM
Blood test!!

Sorry, I can't really help interpreting those numbers -- but I hope you feel better soon. The appointment on Monday should give you some answers....
Sponsored Links
Unread 02-24-2007, 10:54 PM
Blood test!!

Here is a start:
Normal Values Return to top

Iron: 60-170 mcg/dl
TIBC: 240-450 mcg/dl
Transferrin saturation: 20-50%
Note: mcg/dl = micrograms per deciliter

I had blood tests early last year for a life insurance policy. I was sent a copy and didn't know what some of the results meant (I took it to my GP the next time I saw her) so I stuck each "test" into my search engine and found all kinds of info on each one! That is how I found the link above for you! You could try that for info until your appointment.

Best wishes for your appointment on Monday! Talk to your doctor about anything you don't understand.
Unread 02-24-2007, 10:56 PM
Blood test!!

Thank you ladies!! I appreciate the help!

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
4 Replies, Last Reply 04-15-2009, Started By sahdressage
7 Replies, Last Reply 02-13-2009, Started By Geri123
4 Replies, Last Reply 11-21-2008, Started By LoFi
1 Reply, Last Reply 08-07-2008, Started By Reijo
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-07-2008, Started By notfirstrodeo
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-18-2006, Started By WIKKEDLEE
4 Replies, Last Reply 02-18-2005, Started By hawaiikiwi
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-29-2004, Started By rhavensunflower
3 Replies, Last Reply 10-22-2003, Started By Marny
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-02-2001, Started By GodsAngel
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
7 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
12 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
6 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
3 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
3 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause


Hysterectomy News

November 30,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!