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can iron deficiency cause itching

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medica ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Supplements: If you have already been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, then you schold have started taking oral iron supplements. If you are unable to tole ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not commonly: I cannot think of a direct association here.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hop ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes possible: As we depend on the iron in our diet to supply us with our needs, iron deficiency anemia will occur more quickly if a person's intake is poor for any ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
42 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gast ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not: Postural tachycardia syndrome is complex overlapping syndrome of unknown causes. Cfs/fm are a part of this array. You and your doc should be able to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Not simple: Why did you need a blood transfusion??? The same conditions which cause anemia often also cause itch.. Probably anemia itself is not a cause of itch. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: Nowadays, vitamin deficiency is only a rare cause of hair loss. If you make this assumption based on a charlatan's website, you'll end up buying somet ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Read on: Vitamin d deficiency is caused by lack of intake from milk or milk products and by lack of exposure to sunlight. Iron deficiency is caused by lack ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: Magnesium deficiency in isolation is unlikely to occur and if it does is not likely to explain bruising.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Stomach ulcers can lead to blood loss which in turn may lead to anemia. The solution lies in treating your stomach ulcers, your body should respond b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relativ ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Bit both should be worked up.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not usually: but certain conditions like celiac disease (gluten allergy) can cause both iron deficiency and bloating. best to have your parent discuss this with yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;emen ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Don't assume it did: Iron deficiency is always serious and the cause needs to be found; once found, it needs to be addressed if possible and the iron replaced. Headaches a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: Oral iron supplements do not cause skin color changes. Iron injections into muscle or skin can result is iron deposits in the skin causing color chan ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Angular cheilitis: Angular cheilitis, or cheilitis of the angles of the lips, is usually associated with dental procedures, flossing, change in bony structure/bite, reac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Regular: Regular means normal and thus not in any way an indication of any medical condition.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not typically: Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron. Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many: Many deficiencies of vitamins or minerals or Amino Acids can eventually manifest as fatigue. Some of the more common ones are b-12, magnesium, vitamin ... Read More
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