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what is the worst that can happen for an infant with an iron deficiency?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Ill health: Iron deficiency is common in infants that are breasf fed entirely and will result in anemia or low blood hemoglobin. Depending on the severity it could make the child listless. There is no need to risk low iron as supplements for children are readily available.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
See below: general fatigue. weakness. pale skin. shortness of breath. dizziness. strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay. tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs. swelling or soreness in the tongue. Severe iron-deficiency anemia can lead to heart problems, infections, problems with growth and development i

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi im anemic and my doctor want me to do iron infusion and colonoscopy , why?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Need more info: I suspect that your doctor has found that you have iron deficiency anemia. This is a very straightforward diagnosis to make. The colonoscopy is helpful to make sure that you are not losing it in the bowel. If oral iron is not helping then you might need IV iron to rapidly make up for what you can't get from pills.

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