Patient Comments: Iron Deficiency - Detection

How was your iron deficiency detected?

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

At a routine physical my doctor decided to check my thyroid due to my thinning hair. The lab called me the next day telling me to go straight to the emergency room. My count was dangerously low and I needed a blood transfusion right away. My hair came back, but keeping my levels where they should be is a constant battle.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

My iron deficiency was detected at the labs, I had low iron over 10 years ago prior to recent event.

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Comment from: DaiTorro14, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

I had a blood test done (August 15th) and I was positive for this disorder.

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Comment from: SCCntryboy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

I am a regular blood platelet donor and was rejected after my test results showed I had an iron deficiency.

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