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after losing blood what foods can i eat that are high in iron

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Iron: Your green leafy vegetables. The best green leafy veggie to eat is raw spinach, kale or chard. Many people think a supplement is the only way to go.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you're not bleeding, you're not absorbing the iron from your diet or unable to utilize it. Either your GI track is inefficient or your diet is defi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Anything from a big ulcer to several little ulcers (do you take oral painkillers?) to angiodysplasia of the colon (it's subtle) to a stomach tumor to ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding somewhere: You need an upper and lower endoscopy to completely rule out bleeding. If none, a capsule endoscopy needs to be considered to evaluate small bowel. So ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why be perfect?: Taking an iron tablet before the blood is drawn -- perhaps even the previous day -- can raise the levels. You're not in any danger from it. Reference ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: D you mean iron or ferritin level? Probably means nothing since slight elevation can still be normal, but you might need further veal.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Your limited lab data & detail makes it hard to offer specific advice. In general if your hemoglobin was low it takes 3 or more months of addition ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing is everything: It takes 90 days to initiate red blood cell production and the red cell life is only 120 days. Thus, you are constantly losing red cells normally, whi ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding gums: Yes. I would be worried about bleeding gums... it's not healthy. Have yourself examined by a local dentist.
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