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Taking another iron tablet, I was utterly exhausted in bed.

At just 17-years-old, I was suffering with anemia, so I was taking the tablets to try and help.

Only, after taking them for a few weeks, I started suffering with stomach cramps.

And a few days later, I noticed there was some blood in my stool.

‘I think you should go to see the doctor,’ my mum Karen, 54, suggested.

Only, when I saw the doctor, he didn’t seem worried.

‘It’s just IBS,’ he said.

As the week went on, the cramps intensified.

‘This can’t be IBS,’ I sobbed.

I went back to the GP, but again, I was told it was nothing.

That week, I went to see the doctor four times, but eventually, I’d had enough.

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