A member asked:

I am a 56 year-old female with a history >20 yrs of chronic non-iron deficiency anemia, hgb 10.2. no menses, 2 egds/colonoscopies in last 10 years normal, fe, tibc, ferritin, folic acid, folate wnl.

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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Anemia can be due to a long list of conditions. The fact that it is chronic and not worsening is less worrisome. Capsule endoscopy to evaluate for evaluation of the small bowel as well as a bone marrow biopsy may be helpful for a more thorough workup. Profile indicates mvp; was there a valve replacement surgery? There is a relation.

Answered Apr 13, 2013



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