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Acquired Hemolytic Anemia

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Has anybody had any luck with winning a claim for acquires hemolytic anemia? I have the labs going back to svc (elevated bilirubin with slight jaundice). I have also contacted dr bash (to early?). Any opinions in a plan of attack would be greatly appreciated. Requesting a Dro review on topic and hoping for any other angles.

Respectfully

T8r

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Have you also been diagnosed with Hepatitis C?


I hope not but needed to ask. As there could be some association
there:


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11799634





Also this article is interesting:


Risk
of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and


Autoimmune
Hemolytic Anemia Among 120908


US
Veterans With Hepatitis C Virus Infection




http://www.uthsc.edu/Internal/syllabus-journalclub/ITP.pdf





There are a few claims at the BVA if you search there under
Acquired hemolytic anemia.

I am not a doctor and dont know if ;acquired hemolytic anemia is the same as autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Do you have an inserice nexus for any lab work that revealed this condition?


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Berta,

No I haven't been diagnosed with hep c. The blood test worried te dr and that is what he thought (hep c). My alt was through the roof. Thought it was nafld. Went to a specialist and had a liver biopsy. Mo fatty granula. Only a lot of iron. Started getting phlebotomies. Well giving blood didn't help with me being anemic already. Went to another specialist and he ran a Coombs test and checked reticulocytes. He couldn't find out where it can from. Final diagnosis. Acquired hemolytic anemia. Red blood cells are dying to early and backing up in my liver with slight splenomegaly. Now the link from what I have been reading has been lab reports. My bilirubin has been high since six months out of service (same time I had my small bowel resection (sc) and gallbladder removed (sc). Vamc LAb reports showy bilirubin high since them and alt high. I sent an email to dr bash and hoping to hear back from him. Maybe his IMO will negate

The C&P and sway the decision into favor. I was curious if anyone on here might have had some luck. Hence the post. Thanks Berta. By the way. I can't even find a rating schedular it would fit under either.

Berta

Does dr bash normally abruptly stop conversations? He said he had to do something and would call back in 10 mins. I still haven't receives a call. I don't want to annoy him because he is helping me, but since you have used his expertise and had him on the show, I was wondering what I should do. Thank you.

Respectfully

T8r

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"My bilirubin has been high since six months out of service (same time I
had my small bowel resection (sc) and gallbladder removed (sc). "

Was that all SCed due to the Chronic presumptives listed in 38 CFR 3.309?

Can you scan and attach (cover personal stuff) the C & P results here?

Dr. BAsh hasnt replied to my last email to him....but I think it was just email of the SVR Chat room while the show was on.....

I would try him again at drbash@doctor.com

He can get VERY busy.

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Berta,

I actually had a nice enough va dr review my strs and star the my symptoms were at least as likely as not the same symptoms that I had in service that I had out if service that progressed to the need for two surgeries.

On a side nite I tried the presumptive you were talking about, but for some reasons the geniuses said that gallbladder removal was different the gallstones. Why else would I need my gallbladder removed?

Spike again with dr bash. The man is a genius. He said he thinks he can tie the lab results and chronicity of them from just out is service to present showing acquired hemolytic anemia, but the impressive thing was him and my vitamin d deficiency and my arthritis. His IMO will be expensive, but well worth it.

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I am so glad you contacted Craig again.

I know his IMOs are expensive but they can be the best investment any veteran or widows like me can make to get the best resolve possible of our claims.

"On a side nite I tried the presumptive you were talking about, but for
some reasons the geniuses said that gallbladder removal was different
the gallstones. Why else would I need my gallbladder removed?"

That is a good question for Dr. Bash.....believe me if he sees a basis for a Section 1151issue, he will jump on it.......

next time you talk to him tell him Berta from hadit mentioned that to you here.

"two surgeries".but what for .... of course I am assuming here that the VA did the surgeries.

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