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Does anaemia make you miss periods sometimes and make you feet/hands cold, or is it something else?

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Srr1111 9 Nov 2016

It may delay your period, but anemia is known to result in greater blood loss during menstruation and/or delayed menstruation but that's usually an indication it will be heavier than usual and is possibly trapped by inflammation or body disregulation. I wouldn't rule out period-delay unless it's been months and really either way that means it's time to see someone.

The cold hands and feet are also possible anemia symptoms; but they're also symptoms for many other things.

A simple CBC will give you the information on if your anemic and a Metaboloc Panel will help identify the type (because it could be iron deficiency, folate deficiency, B12... ) so you need to know the type if you do have it and it's easier to have the blood draws at the same time.

Srr1111 9 Nov 2016

Should read above "Metabolic Panel"

Windchimes123 9 Nov 2016

Hi because,
I agree with Srr1111 comprehensive answer.
If you have your numbers it would be helpful.
You will have a feeling of being old... Lol
Your energy levels will be down, shortness of breath with minimal exertion like you were running and stopped, ringing in the ears, hair loss, fingernails pale without the "half moon"at the base, your conjunctiva (pull down your lower eyelid) will not be as red as usual, cold hands and feet with tingling. These are the ones I can come up with now.
The importance is the cause.
You could have it from heavy periods, GI bleeding (ulcer)without noticing blood because it's mixed in with stool, and a list of other possibilities.
Follow up with those labs.
You can eat iron-rich foods :
Red meat (liver especially good)
Pork
Poultry
Seafood
Beans
Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach
Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots

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