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I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes and no

If you have low blood iron, body tries to absorb more from the intestine, but it cannot keep from losing iron in the menstrual blood.
If you iron is low due to excessive menstrual blood loss, you may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter.

In brief: Yes and no

If you have low blood iron, body tries to absorb more from the intestine, but it cannot keep from losing iron in the menstrual blood.
If you iron is low due to excessive menstrual blood loss, you may wish to take oral iron supplements available over the counter.
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