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Since last November I have felt very lethargic I then got a

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Since last November I have felt very lethargic I then got a lung infection since then I have just worse and worse have been to my gp and had bloods taken and showed that my iron count was low and have been put on folic acid 2 weeks now and feel worse can you help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry you have not been feeling well.

Dr. David :

where you put on iron supplements?

Dr. David :

where you anemic? (low red blood cell count?)

Dr. David :

you need to have your stools tested for blood. you could be loosing blood through your stool.

Dr. David :

if your iron level is low, you need to go on supplemental iron and have your stools tested for blood since the bowels are the most common place to loose blood slowly.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

you need also to have your folate levels checked as well.

Dr. David :

low folates can also cause anemia or low red blood cell counts.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have questions.