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A 20-year-old female asked:

I used to have a problem with iron deficiency. lately i've been experiencing shaking in my hands and sometimes in my legs. could this be connected?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Not likely: Shaking in the hands/legs can have many causes that can include fatigue, vitamin deficiency, stimulants or withdrawl, stress, nerve problem, medication effect, metabolic or electrolyte problem and more. Iron deficiency does not typically present with isolated shaking.
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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Probably not.: Iron deficiency doesn't cause shaking in your hands and/or legs. Muscle fatigue (from exercise) can cause that. Low blood sugar can cause that as well. If it continues, it could be a neurologic problem and time to see a doctor.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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