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Diagnosed with anaemia, heavy menstrual bleeding with low iron level. Is it dangerous?

Hi i have been diagnosed with anaemia , caused by twenty years of heavy mensutral bleeding . i rarely go to doctors. The doctor sais my iron level was a three and should be a ten . How dangerous is that level? I have been given iron tabs and being sent to a speciist and am happy with my treatment. I just did not think to ask questions at the time. Thanks for your time Donna
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Dear Donna, welcome to healthcare magic.
If you mean by the iron level (the hemoglobin concentration), the level three is extremely dangerous. You may collapse suddenly if you have some exertion. You must be vigorously treated in two directions: first to stop iron loss by stopping the bleeding, second to replace the defective iron and replenish your iron stores. Before all this you should have an iron study and hemoglobin electrophoresis, to exclude other causes of anemia.
I hope these words were useful to you.
Good luck.
Dr. Ahmed Bahaa.
Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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