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Iron Deficiency And Nose Bleed
Last month during my period I got light nose bleed for 3-5 mins. Now I'm on my period again and got the same nose bleed. Why? I've iron deficiency also
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I have never had nose bleeds but I had a sudden severe one and another just a minute ago. I was told I have an iron deficiency. Also blood when I bm?
What are the symptoms of a small GI bleed that is not big enough to be seen (occult)? Also, is an occult bleed enough to cause iron deficiency anaemia?
It can: Nose bleeds are usually from capillary breaks in the septum (between nostrils). Oddly enough, perhaps the commonest cause is too many "empty calories" in the form of "junk". I know it sounds odd but even capillaries require normal energy metabolism.
Low MPV 6.8 norm=7.9 -hematologist said its OK! Platelets are NML 219. What cause this- Go to hematologist for iron deficiency. Have a head cold,
Yes: Take your iron pills as directed by your doctor. Otherwise get checked out.
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: People who have severe iron deficiency would have experienced symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain from anemia. It can also cause hair loss. Because of this, people seek help and get diagnosed by doing a simple blood test and be treated for it, so it is hard to die from iron deficiency anemia unless a person ignores all these warning signals.
Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out.See 1 more doctor answer
Meats, Green Veggies: Iron rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, green vegetables, oatmeal, and beans. Vitamin c (found in citrus like oranges) increases iron absorption. There is a nice explanation of the two types of iron found in food and a list of iron rich foods at http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/iron-rich-foods.
You are low on iron: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones.
Not necessarily: You can't know that you're anemic without a blood test. Paleness can happen for lots of reasons. If you're anemic, there are many possible causes; again, you can't know the cause without an evaluation be a doctor. 39 is a rather unusual age to develop iron deficiency; if you're concerned I recommend you see a doctor.