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I have anemia and have been on iron. What else can I do?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Causes of anemia

There are literally hundreds of causes for anemia.
Iron deficiency is certainly one of the most common. If you have not responded to iron therapy, your primary care physician or hematologist will need to look into the other many causes of anemia.

In brief: Causes of anemia

There are literally hundreds of causes for anemia.
Iron deficiency is certainly one of the most common. If you have not responded to iron therapy, your primary care physician or hematologist will need to look into the other many causes of anemia.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Dr. Kelty Baker
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Anemia: look for excess loss (bleeding overt or covert); lack of production (marrow issues), excess destruction (hemolysis). It is a sign, not a diagnosis
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Consult a dcotor

Anemia has many causes.
Iron deficiency is just one of many. B12, other vitamins, cancer, bone marrow disease are a few. These are books on anemia. See a doctor and ask ... Age, race, cancer, bleeding, drugs that you are taking... Any blood in the stools..... Ulcer....Any history of alcohol or drug abuse? Family history....Think outside the box..Too much iron can be harmful.

In brief: Consult a dcotor

Anemia has many causes.
Iron deficiency is just one of many. B12, other vitamins, cancer, bone marrow disease are a few. These are books on anemia. See a doctor and ask ... Age, race, cancer, bleeding, drugs that you are taking... Any blood in the stools..... Ulcer....Any history of alcohol or drug abuse? Family history....Think outside the box..Too much iron can be harmful.
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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