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A 17-year-old female asked:

I feel light headed dizzy & weak also look pale sometimes through the day when on my period. i have a heavy flow. can i be anemic or have a iron def.?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Its possible...: Heavy periods can sometimes give you iron deficiency anemia. The only way to know for sure would be to get a blood test. It won't hurt to take iron every day while you are waiting for the test. Best wishes!
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