A 21-year-old female asked:
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my iron level went up to 120 after three months of iron pills, will this cause me shortness of breath because its too high.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Mary,: The iron is not hurting you.
Answered on Oct 28, 2013

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