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A 23-year-old male asked:

I am 23 years old. when i was 16 i had iron overload. it went back to normal till recently. recently i went to donate blood and got rejected. iron levels are over the limit again. i barely eat meat and dont take supliments ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. S: Even if you were not able to donate blood, removing blood is still a therapeutic procedure to treat iron overload. Talk to your doctor about therapeutic phlebotomy. Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443
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