Posted by: Sweety | 2008/10/20

Iron deficiency

Dear Doc,

In June 2008, my house docter tested me after I fainted at work and we found out that m iron levels are low (6). I had a Hysterectomy 3 years ago because of constant bleeding. She also tested my urine and there were traces of protein, went on a drip ( 2 sessions) did not help, iron went down to 5. Went to specialist, urine test, again protein in water. Went for scopes nothing wrong with my intestines, used Ferrimed for a month but I still feel the same. Headaches, dizzines, did a few urine tests and there are always protein in my water, and no anitbotic helps.

Could the protein in my water be the sources of my iron deficiency?

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Dear Sweety
Protein in the urine could be a sign of kidney damage and kidney damage can cause anemia in the long term. Ask your GP to do an UKE blood test, FBC and diff and a kidney sonar - if then needed, he can refer you to a nephrologist.
Dr Bets

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