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I have recently been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia

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I have recently been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia hemoglobin 81 / 100. This comes and goes. I have had a rash which looks like cat scratches. I have had this a year and recently it has got worse. It is mainly on my legs and arms. I also have bone pain in my right elbow bone and this had developed in the last month. My gp has fast tracked me to the hospital. My bowel habits can be erratic sometimes soft and sometimes hard. I get breathless with exertion and can sweat at night. What can this be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

there. Thank you question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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What is your age and gender?

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Do you have any other medical problems?

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Are you on any medications currently?

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Have you had any tests other than the complete blood counts?

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Please let me know.

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Please answer the questions that I have posted above so that I may be able to help you out in a better way.

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Thank you.

JACUSTOMER-6z8xne57- :

I had a full blood test so know I don't have diabetes. I also have been tested and don't have it. I have a hernia below rib cage. I have osteoporosis arthritis

JACUSTOMER-6z8xne57- :

2 replacement hips 2006 and 2008

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What is your age and gender?

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Please let me know.

JACUSTOMER-6z8xne57- :

I take 1 mepidec once a day. I had gall stones in bile duct 2 years ago but wouldn't have gall bladder removed because too many people end up with infections. I stay on a low fat diet and have not had problems since. Last year I had anice mri scan which showed nothing and had a colons copy and endoscopy 4 years ago. They are going to repeat the endoscopy and had a chest xray awaiting results because I coughed up blood at Christmas. I am nearly 63 and female.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

The coughing up of blood is something important and may be a clue to your low iron.

Additionally, I also think that reduced absorption of iron may be something that needs to be considered because your bowels are not normal as you say.

I would also like that the colonoscopy and endoscopy should be repeated but only after other noninvasive tests prove inconclusive.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
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Kindest regards

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What about the itching. What can this be? Do you think it can be connected?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a picture of the rash that you can attach here?