HomeAnswersOrthopedician and Traumatologyhand painI have had hand pain for one year, for which blood tests have been done. What should I do next?

Can iron deficiency anemia cause hand pain?


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Dr. Atul Prakash

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Published At May 15, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 18, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had hand pain above my elbow for one year. The pain started six months after delivery. Blood tests and other check-ups have been done, but no issue was found. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash


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You need to get the correct tests done, apart from a complete blood count (CBC), which in your case is grossly normal and has microcytic red blood cells (RBC), suggesting iron deficiency. You must get erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and vitamin D levels checked as this helps to understand if this is to do anything with an inflammatory condition. Also, is the pain present in the morning or after a period of rest? How long does the pain remain? Please let me know about the reports for a complete answer.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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