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Ice and Anemia
Sep 26, 2006
... Hi, I use to have a cup of ice all the time. The only time I stopped chewing ice was a few weeks afer getting the IV iron. My hubby just thought I was nuts. My dentist just said that it would do damage to the teeth. ... (4 replies)
... tances. Some people have PICA for other reasons than anemia. Some of which also can actually cause an iron deficiency because they crave other things like dirt and starch. In anemia, however, eating ICE does not cause IDA rather it is a symptom of IDA. ... (1 replies)
... I also have a chronic iron deficiency, but because I have very sensitive teeth, I only crave shaved ice such as what you would get in a slushy or Italian Ice treat. ... (23 replies)

... up at the dentist last week and he told me I had fractures on some of my back teeth and that eventually I would need crowns on those teeth. I knew immediately it had to be from chewing the ice and he confirmed it. ... (25 replies)
... uns in my family so I was born with it, but it got worse after the GB, this past march my hemoglobin dropped to around a 6, my hemo doc put me on weekly ferlicit and I am just now getting around to the beginning of the normal range. ... (23 replies)
... What type of anemia do you have? ... (25 replies)
... I can certainly relate to your ice cravings. ... (23 replies)
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... going through at least 6 ice trays a day. I found out from my dentist, that this is a condition called PICA, and quite common for anemics. Google it if anyone is interested. ... (25 replies)
... This happened to me last summer when I was diagnosed with anemia. It's better now since I'm being treated but I was eating crushed ice and popsicles like they were going out of style! My hematologist told me it's common and that some people even want to eat things like sand or dirt! ... (25 replies)
... Yes this is true my mom used to eat ice and she was anemic and it would annoy me to death to hear her crunching on ice all the time. ... (25 replies)
... It's sort of weird how I found this out, I realized I've been chewing lot of ice lately. I didn't possibly think that chewing ice could be a symptom of Anemia but I researched more information and realized that I may have Anemia. ... (2 replies)
... ok to start off i have delt with this since i was a child. iron def. anemia. the last time i had my anemia checked was a year and a half ago...my dr. quit and i was stranded so i have not gotten it checked....just before that i went in and was one point away from a blood transfusion... ... (1 replies)
... I was diagnosed with iron defeciency anemia and I had noticed way before I found out that I was anemic that all wanted to do was chew ice. It was like I couldn't get enough ice! ... (5 replies)
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... I am just curious. I know chewing ice is a sign of anemia, but before when my hgb was 8, I was craving gum and chewing it constantly. If I ran out I would have to go to the store and buy more. I was buying 3 packs a week. I felt like a smoker. ... (5 replies)
... I"m new to the boards and have been told over a year ago that I was anemic but the doctor I had at the time didn't seem to concerned about it, so nothing was done. This past Nov. ... (25 replies)
... I had this also. I had no idea it was from anemia. I just ate ice for 9 months thinking it was odd that ice was now my "vice." Anyway, I did find out about pica after I had been diagnosed as anemic. The need to chew ice went away after taking iron for 2 months. ... (25 replies)
... I am happy to report that my ice chewing craving is officially GONE!!!!!! I was driving my daughter nuts, I am sooo glad that I had that infusion!! ... (25 replies)
... kolbysmum,I think the symptom of craving ice is seen in iron deficiency anemia. ... (25 replies)




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