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Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;ements, and it improves as hypothyroidism is corrected. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is there any relationship between hypothyroidism and iron deficiency anemia?

Is there any relationship between hypothyroidism and iron deficiency anemia?

HypoT4 & Fe Def: Hypocoagulable state is not uncommon common in hypothyrodism. This in turn increases risk of bleeding which in turn can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency is common in females of childbearing age. Supplementation with iron and treatment with thyroid replacement therapy generally gets rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can hypothyroidism be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Not usually: Microcytic anemia is usually due to iron deficiency, rather than hypothyroidism. If associated with hypothyroidism, anemia is usually macrocytic (often secondary to pernicious anemia). Either way, an anemia deserves a thorough workup with your medical doctor, and treatment of your hypothyroidism. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia and how is it caused?

Several causes: Microcytic anemia means that the red blood cell count is low, and that the red blood cells are small. This is most common in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia (a hereditary form of anemia). It may also be seen in less common forms of anemia. ...Read more

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Is mild microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe ?!

Is mild  microcytic anemia can cause shortness of breathe ?!

Probably not: While severe anemia causes sob, i cannot imagine a mild case causing such issues in an otherwise healthy 22 yo. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

What is the treatment for hypochromic microcytic anemia?

Usually iron: There are multiple causes of hypochromic microcytic anemia, iron deficiency is the commonest cause and it is treated with oral or intravenous iron supplements. Anemia of chronic disease and thalassemia require different approaches. ...Read more

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Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Is it possible the presence of few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Is it possible the presence of  few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Not likely: Atypical lymphocytes may have to do with a viral infection, seen on peripheral blood smear (pbs). Microcytic anemia is a type of anemia where the size of the red blood cells are smaller th an normal; causes would include iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or some form of hemolytic anemia. Are you a med student? ...Read more

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What is hypochromic microcytic anemia?

Smaller & paller RBC: Anemia where the RBC look smaller in size and paller- due to decrease hemoglobin content in the rbc. Can be found in iron deficiency anemia, also in Alpha or beta thalassemia minor for instance. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Iron Deficiency Anemia (Definition)

Too few healthy red blood cells due to too little ...Read more