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severely anaemic, Possible Coeliac,

I have been severely anaemic for 6 years, (I'm 22). Exhaustion, difficulty focusing, heart palpations, the works. My doctor just prescribes galfer each time. It works, but as soon as i come off the 200mg a day solution i get sick again. I also suffer from constant bloating, constant wind that can be painful, and occasional bowel problems.
My doctor had the blood test done and the endoscopy with biopsy, both of which were inconclusive, that was 2 1/2 years a go, I'm still suffering. I wonder should i go get tested again? Any advice?
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replied September 13th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome like symptoms should always be evaluated for celiac disease. As your tests were not in favour of celiac disease, I would say that other possibilities of gastric discomfort like irritable bowel syndrome is more likely. As far as anaemia is concerned, you need to have a complete peripheral film of your cell counts and let a hematologist comment on the nature and type of anaemia and then correct that accordingly. Usually iron and folate supplements with a good A to Z multivitamin complex is enough along with good dietary and life style modifications to compensate for anaemia.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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