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    really need to get my iron levels checked out because it is effecting my everyday life, I have all the possible symptoms for iron deficiency Id just like to know the procedure of getting diagnosed I know I will have to go through blood tests, but I am so scared of needles
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    really need to get my iron levels checked out because it is effecting my everyday life, I have all the possible symptoms for iron deficiency Id just like to know the procedure of getting diagnosed I know I will have to go through blood tests, but I am so scared of needles
    Go talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns. They can arrange for an iron test and any other tests that may be needed.

    Blood tests are nothing to be scared of. They hurt a bit and might make some people feel a little sick, but the worst part is worrying. Try your best to remember that it is fine and to distract yourself while it's being done. Tell the nurses that it's your first time and you're a bit too and they can be extra nice to you. You could take a friend or some sort of comfort with you too.

    As far as the procedure goes, they will ask you to have some blood tests done and once they have seen the results will either know what is wrong and sort out treatment or know what isn't wrong and keep looking for what is. It's super simple and all you need to do is check in with your doctor about a week or so after your test(s).
    Most vitamin deficiencies and related things are easy to treat with supplements so don't worry about that either. You may need a couple of blood tests to check the dosage is right, but there's nothing complicated or nasty.

    That's that. Just go see your doctor and they will sort it. You can always ask them any questions you have when you see them or call your surgery any time.
 
 
 
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