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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out.

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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 41 years experience
Iron deficiency: Bleeding, cancer, bone marrow diseases, heavy menses, poor absorbtion etc...
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