A prospective, multidisciplinary evaluation of premenopausal women with iron-deficiency anemia

  title={A prospective, multidisciplinary evaluation of premenopausal women with iron-deficiency anemia},
  author={Major Thomas Kepczyk and Major James E Cremins and Brian D. Long and Major Matthew B Z Bachinski and L Ramona Smith and Colonel Peter R McNally},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Objective: The cause of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in premenopausal women is often presumed to be menstrual blood loss. The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of a comprehensive gynecological and gastrointestinal evaluation in premenopausal women with IDA. Methods: Nineteen premenopausal, nonpregnant women older than 18 yr of age with IDA defined by a hemoglobin < 12 gm/dl with serum ferritin < 10 ng/ml participated in the study. Evaluations included directed history… 

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