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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

i had my blood taken because i'm so tired and my feet, especially left one.the results came back, blood very low, so dr. gave me iron to take..I do have rhumatoid arthritis, could this have anything to do with it?and i have a LOt of pain all the time from the arthritis. but swelling is new and very distressing as i can't even get a shoe on, so can't drive...
Tue, 17 Mar 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
I have studied your case. Rheuamatoid arthritis is known cause of anemia.Also if you are taking methotrexate than chances of anemia can be due to folic acid deficiency.
I would recommend you following.
1. Take Iron and folic acid.
2.Eat carrot, spinach, tomato, papaya and other iron rich food.
3.Make sure that you are not having any other problem like liver or piles.
iron deficiency anemia can be treated easily. You can change some of your medicines also. I hope this answer will be useful for you. If there is any other follow up questions than you can ask.
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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Hello, I have studied your case. Rheuamatoid arthritis is known cause of anemia.Also if you are taking methotrexate than chances of anemia can be due to folic acid deficiency. I would recommend you following. 1. Take Iron and folic acid. 2.Eat carrot, spinach, tomato, papaya and other iron rich food. 3.Make sure that you are not having any other problem like liver or piles. iron deficiency anemia can be treated easily. You can change some of your medicines also. I hope this answer will be useful for you. If there is any other follow up questions than you can ask. thanks