A 50-year-old female asked:
I've had iron deficiency anemia for almost a year. i take ferrous sulfate everyday. can.getting blood drawn every 2 weeks cause iron deficiency anemia?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Yes, but depends: It takes a few months to recover the loss of blood from a blood draw. If you get frequent blood draws of sufficient volume, you could get anemic. Most of the time the amount of blood taken for routine blood tests is small enough that anemia is unlikely.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2016
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