In-depth

Complications

Anemia during pregnancy: What you need to know

Definition

Iron deficiency in children

Symptoms

Fatigue

Headache

Shortness of breath

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Tests and diagnosis

Colonoscopy

Hematocrit test

Hemoglobin test

Ultrasound

Upper endoscopy

Nov. 11, 2016
References
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