Anaemia Diagnosis

Patient

Q: Hi. I have been anaemmic for many years and recently was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My doctor has done 4 rounds of iron injections which improve my iron counts for a couple of months, but then i fall again. I have tried 3 different types of oral iron and they don't work. The GP just says my body doesn't absorb the iron. I have had many blood tests done and I now go monthly to have them to check my iron. What else can be causing my anaemia? I never have heavy period and they are always on time, so it leads me to think that there is an underlying cause.

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