A 43-year-old female asked:
is there any other way to check if your iron is low other than needles? help. i hate needles and one injected into my arm is not an option. thanks!
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Blood test: Sorry -- but to be sure about your body's iron and other status relating to possible anemia, you do need some blood tests. If severely anemic sometimes your gums and the lines on your palms will be pale. But this does not give the reason for anemia, which is why blood tests are needed.
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