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Doctor insights on: Low Iron Causes

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Can low iron cause me to be bloated?

Can low iron cause me to be bloated?

Unlikely: Low iron is not associated with bloating, though the two may coexist independently. If you are iron deficient you could take over the counter iron supplements. Take the pills withe meals and if constipation happens take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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Could low iron cause me to be tired?

Could low iron cause me to be tired?

Yes: Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, which often causes fatigue. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause stools to be light and soft in color?

Can low iron cause stools to be light and soft in color?

Sure: Passing stool that has a pale look is a clear indication that you may be suffering from iron deficiency. Iron gives stool its dark color. Get checked out with a simple blood test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will low iron cause my platlete count and white cell count to increase? Platele count is 468 went up over 2, 000 in 5days

No: A low serum iron will not cause issues with white count or platelets. However, this combination may suggest a chronic inflammatory process. See your doctor and get it evaluated. If any questions persist, see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

Does low iron cause constant headaches? How long before my iron pills start working?

See below: If you are iron deficient enough to be anemic, that may cause headaches. Oral iron should start working in a week or so as there is a lag time in production of red blood cells. ...Read more

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Can Low Iron cause irritability? A relative of mine gets low iron and has been very irritable recently.

Can Low Iron cause irritability? A relative of mine gets low iron and has been very irritable recently.

Fatigue : Anemia or low iron frequently causes fatigue and many people become irritable when they are fatigued. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

Yes,The human body : Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles. Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more