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Tired, dizzy on periods, IRON DEFEICIENT in blood test.

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Hi I'm a 24 year old female, who was recently checked for having low iron levels via a blood test. The rest concluded that I was iron deficient and since then I was prescribed palefor iron supplements. I had taken them for a while but have stopped for a few months now. I am currently on my period and have been feeling tired and dizzy and I have a pretty bad headache today. I also noticed for the first time ever two small purple coloured dots on the outside of my left hand. One looks like a small dot the other is larger almost a cm and both are flat and do not hurt when pressed. Are these purple dots part of my iron deficiency or is it from something else?

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
The dots look like small petechiae, this can arise because of allergy or mild platelet deficiency.
Your symptoms are suggestive of anemia, and I will request you to get a Complete Blood Count done, and also re start your iron supplements prophylactically till you hve the reports.
Once you have the reports, please get back to me.

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