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Could I have an iron deficiency even if I am not anemic?

People can be deficient in iron long before they actually become anemic. This is evident on blood tests ordered by your doctor on small blood cells. This occurs because there is a period in which the body is trying to use the last of its iron stores and therefore is not making blood cells normally. During this period the person is very low on iron but has not yet actually become anemic.

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