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Why I'm I always thirsty & hot?

I complain about being hot more than most people. I chew ice cubes as much as possible. My iron level is 9.1 & I am  usually constipated unless I have fiber in my meal. I have to get up 4 to 8 times a night to urinate. As well as frequently speeding to the restroom during the day 3 or more times. I always have to wear protection from leakage. I'm only 41. Now I have a fibroid that is so large it is probably putting pressure on my bladder. Are these things causing me to become dehydrated & do I need to worry about not drinking enough water? Is the ice good for me or bad for me. It certainly makes me feel better.
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Hi there!

The ice would not really make a difference, its frozen water after all. Anyhow I assume you are talking about the haemoglobin level being 9.1 and not the serum iron levels. Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Likely possibilities that may need to be considered include hormonal/ endocrine imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, electrolyte imbalance, medication side effect etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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