I have severe anemia, what can I do?

I have severe anemia (lack of iron in blood) my test results were 3 and it should have been at 89 and am wondering what are my options? I have been taking an all natural organic liquid iron 4x a day and my levels have not gone up in 8 or 9 months! What can i do?

Age: 37
Female
Medications: Liquid iron
General Information: Ive been anemic my whole.life

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Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi.. Thanks for the query.. Iron deficiency anemia develops when body stores of iron drop too low to support normal red blood cell (RBC) production. Causes can be: – Inadequate dietary iron, impaired iron absorption, bleeding, or loss of body iron in the urine may be the cause. If the levels are not increasing the underlying cause needs to be ruled out.. You should get the following investigations done. -Complete blood count. -Peripheral blood smear. -Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), and serum ferritin. -Evaluation for hemosiderinuria, hemoglobinuria, and pulmonary hemosiderosis. -Hemoglobin electrophoresis and measurement of hemoglobin A 2 and… Read more »

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi,
In my opinion you need to get tested for TIBC , s.ferritin .
Have you been taking b12 at the same time?