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dgolred44--I had anemia two years ago. I can tell you I was thinking like you. I think at some point in time if your sick enough you do let your mind wonder. I was telling my Hematologist, I think that I have cancer and you all are missing it. He assured me they did not. It's just that I was so ill and I was not responding much to iron at that time. So, I was anemic most of the first year with under 10 ferritin, I started at 2.

Then I had an endometrial ablation and they found 7 polyps, that we never knew existed. They too said this was my problem. But since surgery I am still only at a 58 ferritin after 2 years and I hardly have a period. My GI doc now thinks that it is from taking Nexium long term 8 yrs. I can tell you that you have to stop the blood loss or you will continue to need iron infusions. My doctor didn't tell me anything about polyps either, in fact they missed them on the transvaginal US. I should also point out that anemia can have more than one reasons (as in my case), and it's hard sometimes to get to the bottom of it. I also do not eat red meat which is the easiest from of iron to absorb.

Try to put all of this out of your mind until you have the results of your US. You probably don't have anything to worry about, but it is normal to do so. If your doctor doesn't take you seriously then I would find another that will listen to your symptoms. I wish the best of luck to you. Keep us posted of your results. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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