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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   fatigue, nausea, difficulty sleeping, muscle soreness
20, female
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know how long have u had these symptoms ?
User :   A few weeks
Doctor :   did u have any fever, cough , diarrhea, etc ?
User :   between 1 and 2 weeks
User :   no
Doctor :   are u taking any medications ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you having your monthly periods normally, any excess bleeding ?
Doctor :   You there ?
User :   it was late, and a little lighter than normal, but yes
Doctor :   was there a excess bleed ? or normal ? Sorry i dint get it
User :   less than normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u get enough sleep ?
User :   i get 10+ hours a night and im still tired
Doctor :   May i know your occupation ?
User :   student
Doctor :   Have u had such episodes earlier ?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   any loss of appetite ?
Doctor :   any loss of weight ?
User :   of apetite no
User :   weight im not sure, i dont weigh myself often enough
User :   sorry
Doctor :   Any form of abdominal discomfort ?
User :   no
Doctor :   have you undergone any blood tests ?
User :   no
User :   i tried donating blood and they wouldnt let me because i had low iron or something
Doctor :   may i know your weight , height ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   5'2 155
Doctor :   so that confirms that you have iron deficiency anemia , which is what is the cause of your fatigue
Doctor :   do u know your hemoglobin levels ?
User :   111 i think was one
User :   i cant remember the other one
Doctor :   sorry, was it 11.1 or 111 ?
User :   111
User :   they said it was supposed to be 120 or something like that
Doctor :   In females , the normal levels is 120 -160
Doctor :   so you do have low hemoglobin levels
Doctor :   you might benefit by taking oral iron supplements on a daily basis for 3 months
User :   would that make me nauseous as well?
Doctor :   in addition taking a high protein diet, vitamin B complex supplements , will help you more energy,
Doctor :   yes , it will
Doctor :   in addition, you might consider getting a peripheral blood smear, to confirm the type of anemia
Doctor :   there are 3 types - microcytic (small RBCs) - due to iron deficiency
Doctor :   2. megaloblastic - (large RBCs) - due to Vit B12 and folic acid deficiency
Doctor :   and 3. mixed version, a combination of the above two
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   do u have any other query ?
User :   nope
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
User :   have a good afternoon :)
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   hi
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