A 36-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?
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Hematology 28 years experience
Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out.
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Gastroenterology 35 years experience
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Pathology 58 years experience
See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas.
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Iron deficiency: Mild deficiency has no symptoms, but when iron levels become low enough to cause anemia, one develops a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue. If this happens very slowly symptoms may not be noticeable until anemia is fairly severe.
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Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Several: Fatigue. A common symptom is the craving of ice. This is called Pica. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, feeling cold, dizziness. Hope this helps.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in teens?
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Pediatrics 41 years experience
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Is iron deficiency
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Pathology 49 years experience
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