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I have low hemoglobin and iron already, and am now losing more blood due to menstruation. Could this cause more issues?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Anemia

Without knowing what the hemoglobin level is, it is difficult to comment on possible concern.
If you are below a hemoglobin of 10, it may require iron supplementation, assuming there is no other reason for the apparent blood loss. See your healthcare provider for a consultation and analysis.

In brief: Anemia

Without knowing what the hemoglobin level is, it is difficult to comment on possible concern.
If you are below a hemoglobin of 10, it may require iron supplementation, assuming there is no other reason for the apparent blood loss. See your healthcare provider for a consultation and analysis.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Further blood loss will further lower your iron and red blood levels causing weakness,lightheadedness,and fatigue.
Your gynecologist can advise you about periods if they are abnormally heavy but you will need proper doses of iron to build up your iron levels and red blood cell count and then stay on daily iron supplements as a menstruating female.

In brief: Yes

Further blood loss will further lower your iron and red blood levels causing weakness,lightheadedness,and fatigue.
Your gynecologist can advise you about periods if they are abnormally heavy but you will need proper doses of iron to build up your iron levels and red blood cell count and then stay on daily iron supplements as a menstruating female.
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