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My Hb level is low along with giddiness, headache and delayed periods. What to do?


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Published At May 26, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 25 years female. My HB level is reduced to 9 grams percent from 10 grams percent. I have a habit of eating raw rice and cardamom. I feel giddiness and headache and blackout of vision and my periods are delayed by one month and 20 days. And I am not pregnant.


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You are anemic which can cause headache and blackouts in your vision. The consumption of those food products could be a sign of pica which is common in people with iron deficiency. It can take many weeks to build your iron levels back up with oral iron. If you are not pregnant, the delay in your menses is likely due to not ovulating with your previous cycle. I would advise further evaluation with laboratory work and to follow up your primary physician for the other symptoms you are having.

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

Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez
Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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