In the past month and a half I was diagnosed with severe anemia. I'm apparently not absorbing much iron into my system. My doctors are very concerned and running different tests. I'm going for a colonoscopy and upper GI scope in February.
My question is this… What causes this? Does it come on suddenly? The last time before being diagnosed for a full blood work was approximately 1 year ago. Nothing was noted, then. It really has me worried because I don't know where to turn for answers. I've started taking an iron supplement 1 month ago and am eating everything that is high in iron. My iron is not going up. There is the possibility of an iron drip I've been told by my doctor. This isn't a cure, though, is it?
I appreciate anyone who can help me with the answers.
Next Discussion: Can You Do This (If You Needed To) ? »