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Jonesboro, AR
A 18-year-old female asked:

spotting lately on & off !! eatting lots of ice lately !! not being hungry tired some of the time . 2 period in december & i was intimate. help me ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood test: Eating ice in women is often associated with iron deficiency anemia. You may see your doctor for a blood test. You could take oral iron supplement available over the counter. If you intend to be pregnant, take pre-natal vitamins. If you do not want to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time.

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