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Low copper 3 months 2 days ago #67851

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Has anyone experienced low copper?
Trying to figure out why my RBC s are low

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Low copper 3 months 2 days ago #67852

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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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Low copper 3 months 2 days ago #67854

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Copper deficiency causes low white cells, are yours low?

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Low copper 3 months 1 day ago #67856

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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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Low copper 3 months 1 day ago #67857

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Just border low, not low on the CBC, but close

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Low copper 3 months 18 hours ago #67868

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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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Low copper 2 months 1 week ago #67983

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My hematologist noticed it on my blood test

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Low copper 2 months 1 week ago #67984

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My doctor noticed it on my blood test

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Low copper 2 months 1 week ago #67985

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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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Low copper 2 months 1 week ago #68002

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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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Low copper 1 week 6 days ago #68328

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Yes

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Low copper 5 days 5 hours ago #68382

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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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