Can dark circles under your eyes be due to iron deficiency anemia?

NO... Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes..More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners. Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help. Consult your doc.. Good luck.

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Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?

No. Pain behind the eyes is associated with headaches, including occipital neuralgia with referred pain. Iron deficiency anemia is not a cause of headaches behind the eyes. Severe anemia can cause dizziness and in some cases headaches, but these do not localize behind the eyes. Read more...

My pcp and gyn both recommended hysterectomy due to iron deficiency anemia. Also ruling out other issues. Would a hysterectomy be a good idea?

Depends. If you are done with childbearing and there is excessive menstrual bleeding due to uterine abnormalities, hysterectomy would help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

I can't sleep at night most of the time, I have an iron deficiency anemia. Is this why I couldnt sleep?

Anemia. Possible. Wondering if correcting your anemia would help your sleep. Very possible if that is the cause. Read more...
Yes. Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. Hopefully as your anemia corrects, you will start sleeping better. Read more...