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Why would I have a colonoscopy when anemic

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Colon cancer: One of the most common causes of anemia in adults is colon cancer. In this type of cancer, one can slowly bleed over many months slowly making him/he ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
Heavy periods: Heavy irregular periods are the primary cause of anemia in young girls.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Ask the doctor: The doctor who performed the colonoscopy would be in the best position to explain that. Some people have longer than usual colon that a may fold in an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
If other causes : Of anemia can not be found-go for it.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: There are many reasons for your hemoglobin to drop, like malabsortption, hemorrhoids, bone marrow malfunction, excessive red destruction etc. It is no ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more info: I suspect that your doctor has found that you have iron deficiency anemia. This is a very straightforward diagnosis to make. The colonoscopy is helpfu ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Anemia of Chronic Dz: Your elevated ferritin and depressed serum iron suggests an anemia related to chronic disease. This is a perplexing problem to solve without a careful ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: most females of child bearing age who are iron deficiency can attribute it to their menses. if you are not having GI symptoms or black or bloody stool ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Bleeding can be...: ...intermittent, from any source. If there is clinical evidence that points to the GI tract as a likely source of your anemia then colonoscopy is inde ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Investigate iron def: If an adult has anemia DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY, the cause is almost always blood loss. In men and non-menstruating women, the blood loss is almost alw ... Read More
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