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A 35-year-old female asked:

Low: iron=35, rbc=4.16, hgb=11.2, ferritin=6, mchc=30.8/high: bun=25, rdw=15.4. i've had chronic anemia, but pills don't work. absorption problems?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Possibly: Your hgb and iron are not extremely low, so you are absorbing some. Avoiding iron intake with calcium and taking vitamin C ,500mg, can also help. Are you losing too much iron from periods or from your gut?

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Last updated Jan 10, 2017

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