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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: i have been diagnosed with anamia for about the last year. i have had 2 colonoscopies and a pill cam screening. nothing major has been found. i have been taking an iron supplement but am still anemic. what else can be done to help with the anemia?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Refractory iron deficiency anemia

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

First of all, you should get a blood test of complete iron profile. If serum iron level is low , this means there is a problem in iron absorption which may be caused by H.pylori infection.

If serum iron level is high then you should get a haemoglobin electrophoresis test as you might be a carrier of thalassemia trait.

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