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A 46-year-old female asked:

Ive iron deficiency anemia&start iron transfusions soon..but my wbc has been elevated for 18mths w\chills fever swollen lymphnodes severe sore throat down to my chest&ears etc when i eat\drink quite painful -especially llq -is this bc of my iron?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I would not blame the symptoms on low iron. Low iron is likely caused by whatever is triggering the other symptoms. The potential causes are many, including auto-immune, infectious and others. Your docs are likely working to sort it all out and it can take a while before the answer is evident.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Enlarged nodes fever and sore throat are not due to iron deficiency. It would be prudent to see a doctor, preferably a hematologist. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Apr 30, 2022


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