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Old 02-21-2011, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gbcc View Post
Come to think of it.... She was tested at the Dr's and she did come back with low iron. The Dr said it was not a big deal. The mom looked up online and it said it can cause speach delay. She has been on vitamins for about 4 months but no change. Personally I would be changing Dr's. she really pale? Low on the weight charts? Trouble with poop (esp, does she go back and forth between seeming constipated and having loose stools)? Has she ever been labeled Failure to Thrive?

They should look into WHY her iron levels are low, especially if they aren't changing. Celiac disease is one condition that often causes anemia that doesn't seem to have any other cause and isn't improved by taking supplements. Celiac disease can also cause many other issues, and I can very much see a speech delay being tied into gluten issues as well as the anemia.
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