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A 48-year-old female asked:

i am having very heavy periods lately but they only last 2/3 days, could this be enough to cause anaemia? ferritin 9.2hgb 11.6 hct 35.4 serum iron117

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Heavy periods are sufficient to cause iron deficiency anemia. Please consult your doctor about increasing the dose of you iron supplement. You may take higher dose pill that may be available over the counter.

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