Posted by: Annie | 2009-09-25

Leg Cramps and Anemia

Hi Doc
I have developed sudden anemia due to 2 very heavy periods the last 2 months. The only reason i know im anemic is because the blood donor clinic told me i couldnt donate as their machine reflected LLL. I went to a doc with the first bad period and he gave me Diane.. I have used for one month and still got a bad period. I assume it will take a while to set in. But my question is, how will i know when the anemia is bad enough to see a doctor(im taking iron tabs the blood bank gave me) and i am having sudden constant leg cramps, is this due to the anemia?
Thank you and Regards

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Anemia can cause muscle cramps and pain due to the fact that oxygen delivery is impaired. If you are experiencing symptoms of anemia, I suggest that you consult your doctor to have blood tests done and to re-evaluate your iron supplementation.


Dr Anrich Burger

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