My 11-year-old daughter has low hemoglobin and is currently on multivitamins. How long should she continue taking multivitamins?

Q. How long should an 11-year-old girl with a low hemoglobin level take multivitamins?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 01, 2023

Hello doctor,

My daughter is 11 years old and has low hemoglobin and the doctor has prescribed her multivitamins. But her blood smear result is normal but the doctor has told her to continue the multivitamins. What should I do?

Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concern. Your daughter's hemoglobin level and PCV are low. RBC mass was also reduced. So it is suggestive more towards iron deficiency anemia. Peripheral smear examination not showing any abnormal cells. The cause of iron deficiency anemia has to be ruled out to improve hemoglobin levels. So you have been referred to a hematologist. Stool routine micro examination and occult blood test are suggested to exclude intestinal hookworm-like parasitic infestation which is common in children. Underlying cause-specific treatment for iron deficiency is also needed apart from the iron syrup.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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