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4 years 7 months ago #67851 by Meredith
Low copper was created by Meredith
Has anyone experienced low copper?
Trying to figure out why my RBC s are low

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4 years 7 months ago #67852 by MelA
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Have you discussed this [low RBC and low copper] with your doctor. I've not heard anything here about low copper, but that doesn't mean it wasn't discussed as I may have missed it.
I think it would be wise to make sure your copper is low before worrying about it.

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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4 years 7 months ago #67854 by JJ
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Copper deficiency causes low white cells, are yours low?

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4 years 7 months ago #67856 by Meredith
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He is the person who suggested taking it. Without sufficient copper, iron cannot be absorbed. Also too much zinc ( found in multi vitamins, can diminish copper level)

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4 years 7 months ago #67857 by Meredith
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Just border low, not low on the CBC, but close

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4 years 7 months ago #67868 by JJ
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Sounds like you have a good doctor if he has picked up on this. It's not a usual ITP problem.

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4 years 6 months ago #67983 by Meredith
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My hematologist noticed it on my blood test

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4 years 6 months ago #67984 by Meredith
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My doctor noticed it on my blood test

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4 years 6 months ago #67985 by JJ
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I've never been tested for copper levels. It's an unusual blood test to order. The doctor must have had an idea that low copper was involved in order to think to order the test. That's why I say he must be a good doctor.

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4 years 6 months ago #68002 by Hal9000
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I was reading a bit about copper and zinc. Mainly because zinc is supposed to help control the various Herpes viruses. So, apparently there is an absorption trade off between the two. That is, if one over consumes zinc supplements then a low copper can result. And vice versa. Over consuming copper can result in low zinc.

Meredith, have you asked? Does your doctor test all ITP patients for copper, or ?

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4 years 4 months ago #68328 by Meredith
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Yes

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4 years 4 months ago #68382 by Hal9000
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Interesting Meredith. I bet your doctor has a theory about how copper and ITP might be related.

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