Re: why is my iron low?
Hi and welcome. I am no expert but I am being treated and tested for cause of anemia (iron deficiency type). My doctors have ordered colonoscopy and endoscopy for GI issues that could include not only cancer but polyps, hemmoroids (sp?), IBS, colitis etc., as well as ulcers etc. After that I get to have a pelvic US to look for tumors, cysts, fibroids etc. I also had a blood test for celiac disease. From what I understand, if all sources of potential blood loss are found to not be the cause, then you see a hemetologist to discuss the possibility of it being a blood or bone marrow disorder.
I have heavy periods so I'm hoping that will be determined to be the cause of my anemia, which has responded well to supplements.
Are you going back to your primary for more tests?
Keep us posted. I'm sure veterans on here will have more info for you.