One of the most debilitating symptoms of hemochromatosis is abdominal pain, usually in the upper abdomen. This symptom usually appears at the early stages of the condition as the accumulation of iron in the blood causes pain in the muscles that control the abdomen. The pain can often last for a long time and is especially noticeable after eating. It may help to place a heating pad on the affected area. Rest is also recommended during moments of pain.
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