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Hemochromatosis in young women



does it affect young women or later in life nearing the end of their menstrul cycle


Yes, it is true that women will tend to preset later in life due to auto-phlebotomize states during their menstrual cycles. However, this is somewhat unreliable and would not affect screenings. Screening can still be done effectively just to make sure that these women are not at risk later in life.

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Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University