A 53-year-old member asked:
How serious is iron deficiency anemia?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe enough, tired, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath can be the symptoms. In pregnancy iron is very important for the fetus. It is crucial to know what is the cause. Bleeding? Malabsorption, cancer? Etc- this needs to be found out.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
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