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A 26-year-old male asked about a female:

Hi, my mother was prescribed ferrous sulphate 200g, ( iron level is 8). she just had an unusual heavy period lasting 13 days, what can be wrong?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Many things: She needs to have a workup by her gyn as they need to stop her periods hb 8 is very low she may need a hysterectomy or endometrial ablation after she has had a proper work up.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
See gyne ASAP: She should see her gp and ask for referral to see her gynecologist asap. She needs to be examined asap to rule out endometrial /uterine cancer. In addition to clinical exam, imagine study like transvaginal sonogram plus minus ct scan should be considered. Ultimately, biopsy as indicated. If reproductive system is normal, need GI eval to to find out what iron is low. See gynecologist-asap.

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