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Anemia - ice chewing

Posted In: Blood conditions 108 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 23, 2006
  • 11:59 AM

Hello! My doctor thinks my anemia is caused by chewing ice. Has anyone ever heard of this? I am cutting way back but it has been such a habit that I slip sometimes without thinking. I am in my late 50's and seem to need to take iron every day to keep my levels up. I dont want to do this. We have ruled out all other causes and now she wants to do a bone marrow test. I dont want to do this either. Has anyone out there any knowledge about the ice connection? Could chewing just a little cause anemia? Thank you for any replies.

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