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Can iron supplement cause cyst acne ?

hi i think I have iron deficiency or anemia . 1.what do you call for a doctor who specializes in blood? 2. if i take blood test , how can you tell between just lack of iron or thalassemia ? 3. recently i m taking iron supplement 65mg. 2 tablets per day. I notice I m having acne breakout like crazy. is it because of the amount of iron that i ve been taking ? thanks so much
Sat, 21 May 2011
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Hi,Lina,
1, specialist in blood is called hematologist
2,It is called blood test for Hb.estimination and type of anemia.
3,there is no allergy of iron of this type,after taking iron one gets black color stool.
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