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can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 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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