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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia? and what are possible causes?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Fatigue, pallor: Fatigue, pallor (sometimes), shortness of breath.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Usually : Usually blood loss either from GI bleeds or excessive menstruation will cause it. In addition to above statements it can cause raynauds.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Feeling tired.: extreme fatiguepale skinweaknessshortness of breathheadachecold hands and feet •brittle nails •fast heartbeat •unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice •poor appetite http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for anemia iron deficiency to cause darkened vision?

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Dr. Timothy Goggins
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No: I am not aware of any studies suggesting darkened vision is do to iron deficiency anemia.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of iron deficiency anemia if I am eating plenty of iron?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Iron deficiency: Bleeding, cancer, bone marrow diseases, heavy menses, poor absorbtion etc...
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there other things that cause anemia besides iron-deficiency?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Chronic diseases: Such as sickle cell, thalassemia, , GI bleed, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease can also cause anemia. Prenicious anemia (due to autoimmune destruction of special stomach cells), folate (folic acid) and B12 deficiencies are other causes. Talk with your docotr if special testing is required to determine etiology of anemia and if colonoscopy is required.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can having an iron-deficiency anemia cause me to have other deficiencies also?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Maybe: Iron deficiency can be caused by several different things. Some may lead to other deficiencies. In your situation, the cause of iron deficiency is important to better answer your question.

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