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Suffer from menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea. Takes aspirin. Smear with microcytic and hypochromatic cells. Is this iron deficiency?

Hello, Scenario- 26y/o female, menorhagia and dysmenorrhea , takes Aspirin 100mg every 3-4 hours during menstruation and for joint pain, Hgb-8 g/dl, Hct-32%, Retic count 1.5%, Erythrocyte count 3.1 x 10/mm, Smear with microcytic an hypochromatic cells, all other labs normal. Is this iron deficiency with risk of bleed from Aspirin, or chronic inflammatory response?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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hi.. thanks for using HCM...
you have menorrhagia and developed microcytic hypochromic anaemia..
it is due to iron deficiency..
you need to see a physician for iron supplements with deworming..
see your gynaecologist for treating the cause for anaemia..
all the very best.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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