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A 34-year-old female asked:

can iron deficiency anemia cause easy bruising (with a normal platelet count)?

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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Yes: Iron deficiency can cause easy bruising

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A 21-year-old member asked:

If I have the double gene mutation (homozygous) for hemochromatosis but am not clinically iron overloaded (have high iron levels on lab results) at this time, can I develop iron overload later, such as in 2, 5, or 10 or more years later?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Hemachromatosis: The single gene carrier will likely not develop any symptoms or problems from increased iron absorption. You will still need to have regular blood work to check for increased iron, and not use any supplements with iron. If you have two genes, your chance is good that you will have high levels of iron, and possibly get damage from the extra iron. Timing is unknown, too many variables.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Folate (folic acid) Deficiency: Folic acid deficiency can cause anemia. It can also cause non-specific behavioral problems and headaches. A deficiency during pregnancy can result in an increased incidence of neural tube defects. These neurological affects, while due to the same deficiency of folate, (folic acid) are not due to the anemia itself.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
also poor intake of vitamin C can lead to poor absorption of Iron,
Dec 16, 2012
A 52-year-old member asked:

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids.
A 23-year-old member asked:

How much bruising is typical with a hand fracture?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
It varies: Depending on the injury bruising can be slight or severe. Also if you are on blood thinners or Aspirin products bruising can be greater.

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