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    Hi I'm 14 years old and I started my periods when I was 9 and they were fine, not too painful and not really a problem for me but the stopped suddenly when I was 11. 4 months ago, they started again but that month, it went on for 10 days and of was extremely painful and really heavy and with blood clots. Every no the since then, they have been long and painful and heavy and no pads Or tampons seem to be able to stop the blood showing up on my clothes. I went to see my go who sent me to see a gynecologist thinking that I had anaemia but the gynaecologist said it was due to the stress at school (because I Go to an all girls grammar school). But I have been weak all the time, no matter how much sleep I get. And im loosing a lot of weight and I was underweight to begin with. And I am getting more colds and health problems no matter how many vitamins I have. And I found rashes and bruises from no where on my arm. Is it anaemia or something else?! please help me cause it is embarrassing





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    I am 19 years old and am always tired all the time. I have been to my doctors but my blood test showned that I do not have anaemia. I have very dark circles under my eyes but do not understand why because I have enough sleep every night. This is becoming a big problem now because I'm falling asleep a lot now, even in class.





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    i am having the same problem. Iv benn uber tired lately and i dont know why. \i go to bed at 10 and get up at 8. thats 10 hours of sleep and shouldnt that be enough?? ive fallen asleep in class everyday in at least 3 classes. what should i do? help :(

    have you checked your thyroid? i have underactive thyroid and im always exhausted. also sometimes when you get your iron levels checked it could show normal but one of the components or w.e that make up the iron could be extremely low.. my doctor was telling me about it...

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    I'm 18 and have had mouth ulcers for over a year and a half now. I always have at least one and as it begins to feel better a new one arrives. I've been to the doctor a few times who did a blood test for anaemia after my second visit, but as I'm a young carer trying to move away for uni in September I think she wrote it off as stress, but things haven't been constantly stressful over all that period. Can anyone help me figure out what this is!!!





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    Have you been checked for coeliac disease? This is how it started with me and it took 13 years to get a diagnosis. (that was in 1988 when it was less well understood). Once diagnosed and following gluten free diet no more problems with mouth ulcers and general health flourished.

    This is the same advice as Diane. i suggest you get checked for coeliac disease. it worked for me.when i was ten i had many mouth ulcers and when i was diagnosed and started a gluten free diet most of them went and i fell much happier!

    I'm 17 and I've had heavy periods ever since starting my period and I also get one or two blood clots throughout my period. I have also been feeling very fatigued frequently, having headaches and having occasions where when I get up, I feel so dizzy and feel like I'm about to faint. Is it possible I could have anaemia? I don't want to waste a GP's time.





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    Hi I have had long standing anaemia, lung problems, heart problems all unexplained. my toe nails have suddenly all died. The nails are all brittle and sort of built up. I have tried nail infection stuff for over 6 months but still remain the same. Any advice please?





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    Hi, I am 23 years old and have two children. I had a natural birth with both of them, but since my sons birth nearly 3 years ago, I have been described as a 'mystery' by the doctors. I have severe lower abdominal pain, which is on and off and I am also in a lot of pain during sexual intercourse. I have had blood tests and a laparoscopy which have come back clear apart from anaemia. I am always tired, which makes my uni work and looking after my children alone very hard. I have a coil fitted, but have started getting periods again over the last few days after not having any since February when my new coil was fitted. I am fed up with being told it is 'psychological' and just want a proper diagnosis :(





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    Hello Laura, are you feeling tired and weak. If so you may have anaemia due to low levels of iron in your diet. Whatever the case, do go back to your Doctor and discuss it with him/her.

    Go to your GP. The answer may lie in a simple blood test. It could be hormone imbalance, anaemia, any number of reasons. Please stop worrying about this, and start doing something about it. This itself will help you. Hopefully both of you. Good Luck. Fiona

    Hi Everytime when im feeling run down (usually due to severe anaemia, my hb is frequently around 5) I get a brown furry coating on my tongue. Drs have said its thrush. I've tried the mouth gel (2different kinds) and antibiotics but nothing will shift it. When I'm better I'm never 100% so it doesn't go away???





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    Hi, it can be possible that she is following in you footsteps. But if i was you i would go and get her checked out for anaemia at your gp, if you get heavy periods and you go pale it is a side affect of it.My daughter was like that and she has to have bloodtest after bloodtest because of it.

    After months of suffering, I was prescribed iron tablets as the doc said my blood count was low. It took a while, but the itching has finally subsided!! The relief is unbelievable! I've suffered from mild anaemia my whole life but never had this as a symptom before...

    hi, i am 27 and aplastic anaemia, in the pass few weeks i have white marks appear on all my nails, i haven't knocked or damamged all of them if any, i haven't tried anything new, so it not an reaction to nail polish or anything like that, any help would be great as i don't want to go back to the doctors again if it something i can fix myself





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    Hey i get these white marks on my nails to. I achually googled this ont he internet. It came up that it is a lack of calcium. (If you drink alot of milk i dont no) Hope this helped?

    Hi i have a yellow pigmentation to my skin around my eyes and forehead. It does not affect the whites of my eyes so I'm not worried about liver problems, but I have recently been diagnosed as being anaemic. Could this be a side effect of the anaemia?





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    I have the same thing, I did worst thing pos an looking it up on line, it could be psod or a ovarian cyst or a sign of anaemia I would suggest going back to ur doc or a different one and get some blood work done and even an ultra sound scan, sorry I can't be more help, but at least now ur not alone. Good luck x

    I am always itching in random places on my body and itching the area never helps, I have other symptoms of anaemia but have never been diagnosed with it and I thought it may be a possible cause of the itching. I'm 13 and I was wondering on advice because I'm never taken seriously on these kind of things, Thanks.





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    Because you have such a small gap between periods I would see your GP or if you would prefer to see a female doctor a nurse practitioner, because you bleed so many days within a month it could lead to anaemia which is common (I am anaemic) it just means that you feel weak and need to take iron supplements. But I'd get it checked out before it gets to that :) to be on the safe side.

    hi I'm 14 and I have very heavy periods every 28 days normally but the past four have been a 32 day cycle and a lot heavier and more painful than normal i had my blood tested for anaemia recently and the results came back negative I would really like a solution as they are very painful and stop me from doing things,





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    Hi. Could I have Celiac Disease? Since the age of 19 years of age,(I am now 35,) I have suffered from Anaemia and loose stools and fatigue. I am constantly on iron tablets and am fed up. I have IgA Nethropathy (diagnosed at 19) and Beta thalassaemia trait. Could I have Celiac Disease or IBS?





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    hi i find my hair has got so much thinner lately and also i seem to be loosing a lot of it especially when its wet. it falls out everywhere and it upsets me. what can i do or use that will help or is there any natural remedies i can use on my hair?? please help i jus want it to grow and feel thick and great again. this has been happening for about 2 years now and i have recently started taking viviscal and iron tablets as i can suffer from anaemia. should i be more concerned or jus except it?





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    Talk to your GP about going to see a gynae to see if there is a cause for your change in periods. There are a few causes, polyps, cysts, PCOS.. Your feeling tired, weak and dizzy is more than likely due to anaemia and it may be worth your while getting some extra iron meds. It takes a while (a few weeks and longer if very anaemic) to get your iron stores back up, but am sure you'll feel better when you do. Best of luck to you!

    hi, im 17 and think im having perimenopause. i have a period every 2 weeks and have done for a few years now, sometimes it stops and i have 1 a month but that has only ever lasts 3 months at the most. it makes me very tired and i have suffered from anaemia in the past, making my symptoms worse. im scared as i am too embarrassed to see a doctor or tell my step-mum. im mostly worried that it means i wont be able to have kids and a future. could someone please put my mind at rest or help if you think it could be something serious? thank you, and very much appreciated. :)





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    hi, im 17 and think im having perimenopause. i have a period every 2 weeks and have done for a few years now, sometimes it stops and i have 1 a month but that has only ever lasts 3 months at the most. it makes me very tired and i have suffered from anaemia in the past, making my symptoms worse. im scared as i am too embarrassed to see a doctor or tell my step-mum. im mostly worried that it means i wont be able to have kids and a future. could someone please put my mind at rest or help if you think it could be something serious? thank you, and very much appreciated. :)





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    Hi, I think it most unlikely that this is anything to do with menopause at your age, but understand your concern. Your child bearing ability is unlikely to be affected by the fact that your periods are not regular....I would urge you to see your GP if only for reassurance (there is no need to feel embarrassed) and I think you could benefit from taking the pill if only to stabilize your periods and as for the anaemia, a course of iron tablets would make all the difference! I'm not medically trained but would be very surprised if what you have described is "serious". Hope this is helpful and I wish you all the best x

    I am 48 years old and was diagnosed with Endo 10 years ago, after struggling on and off for over 20 years. I had been very poorly and seemed to be constant pain as well as battling against anaemia. Following an endometrial ablation things improved for quite a while and I could manage the pain. Just recently though my symptoms have worsened at night but are more manageable during the day. Is this normal?





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    Hi, I think it most unlikely that this is anything to do with menopause at your age, but understand your concern. Your child bearing ability is unlikely to be affected by the fact that your periods are not regular....I would urge you to see your GP if only for reassurance (there is no need to feel embarrassed) and I think you could benefit from taking the pill if only to stabilize your periods and as for the anaemia, a course of iron tablets would make all the difference! I'm not medically trained but would be very surprised if what you have described is "serious". Hope this is helpful and I wish you all the best x

    Hi. Have you been checked for iron deficiency anaemia? Maybe have your ferritin levels checked.. I had something similar and was treated with iron. All symptoms went but returned a year later. I know I have to keep track of my iron levels.

    hi i am comfort eating, have iron deficiency anaemia,restless legs and mild depression. i had a knee replacement last october and until i get my weight and swollen feet and legs sorted i will not be able to have the other knee replaced, my daughter gets married in december and i am desporate to look and feel good i know its not an embarrassing illness but i just wondered if you could help, i am under the doctor and on tablets to help.





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