A 24-year-old male asked:
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Iron deficiency anemia in 19 year old male with Hashimoto's. Tested negative for celiac. Other possibilities? Should I see a hematologist or GP?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
GP or FP: Keep your follow up with your primary doctor, he/she would refer you to relevant specialists as needed, you are on multiple medications for different medical conditions, better keep a regular follow up, wish you wellness
Answered on Sep 16, 2015
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