Does menstruation cause iron deficiency (chronic anemia) in women with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Women who are menstruating should be checked for coexisting iron deficiency and, if it is found, given iron supplements. An adequate overall diet is essential.


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