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A 23-year-old female asked:

I'm getting bruises for no reason (mainly on legs) there tiny and only few at a time but sore. im low in iron. should i be worried ?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
No, not worried: Just stay on top of it. You sound like you are anemic, which you could attribute to the low iron. Try taking iron supplements, but continue follow up with your physician to keep check. It is not uncommon for a 23 yr old female to be mildly anemic, but again, stay up to date with your physician to monitor.
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