Hello. It's sometimes difficult to decipher the needs of our children. On the one hand, we hesitate to race to the doctor with every new complaint; on the other, we're fearful of ignoring anything that might signify a serious medical problem.
In your daughter's case, her fatigue
, pallor and complaints of being cold
could be signs and symptoms of anemia
, which isn't unusual in young people. Young women who are menstruating are particularly susceptible to anemia, because their diets often don't furnish enough iron to replace that lost during their periods. (Even if your daughter isn't menstruating yet, she could still be at risk for anemia by virtue of rapid growth and low iron stores.)
This is one of those issues that warrants further investigation. It's an easy matter to rule out anemia (a simple blood test
is all it takes). If your daughter isn't anemic, her doctor can decide if a more thorough workup is needed.
I hope things go well!