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why is my iron low

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Expected : This is expected on mirena (levonorgestrel). Hopefully your doctor explained that to you. Essure might be a better choice at age 46. Low iron is usual ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
2 basics: You don't take it in (diet) or you loose it. Iron is a primary factor in creation of new blood cells (they ware out) and many metabolic processes. Lac ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
Many possibilities: Heavy menses? Diet low in iron?
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Low iron: Low iron in females is commonly caused by heavy and irregular mensturation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding).
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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
40 years experience Pharmacology
Saturation?: Do you mean low iron saturation? That would mean that your hemoglobin is low. That the iron in you blood is low. What used to be called "iron poor b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easie ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Iron is: Most important in rbc production. So low iron can lead to anemia.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not clear.: Patients with absolute iron deficiency (ie, absent iron stores) have a low serum iron, an increased total iron binding capacity (transferrin), and red ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Iron supplements : We usually prescribe iron replacement therapy (pills) once we know why the iron is too low.

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