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My hair is shedding like crazy and I am freaking out! I am a middle aged, thick haired female. I am an old friend to IBS C, and do have a low ferritin level. ( though it is always low, and hair loss has never been an issue). I had an iron infusion this week.

I have been doing daily home Hemmocult tests for two weeks, and they are always negative. I am not too happy to get an endoscopy, since I had a hemorrhage after my last one..(.biopsy bleed!) I do not have celiac disease.

1) Can IBS effect iron and vitamin absorption? Sometimes I am so bloated, it is hard to get enough food down

2) How accurate are the Hemmocult Sensa tests?

If you have experienced this, please share your thoughts. I am pretty scared.
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