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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Excess total: Body iron occurs in a disease called hemachromatosis. Other causes include heavy rbc transfusion in the past. Obviously the specifics of your situati... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet & iron pills: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green... Read More
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Dietary iron: Spinach, black strap molasses, and dark greens have high iron content. If you take it with orange juice, that increases your absorption. Taking ir... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause: Menopause does not cause high iron levels. However, after menopause you are no longer losing iron from menstrual bleeding each month, and if you are t... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: Dehydration has different meanings depending on one's perspective. Many non-dehydrated people say they are dehydrated, because equate being extra thir... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Liver; diabetes: Hemochromatosis, having too much iron, can cause liver problems and pancreas problems (= diabetes). Persons with hemochromatosis should see a hematolo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but...: It depends on why you are having too much iron...You should find out the underlying disease...If it is very mild, may not need to do anything. Stop al... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Chronic disease?: Hi. Do you have a chronic inflammatory disease? Anemia with high iron may be the anemia of chronic disease, an anemia where iron is present but not ut... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Hemoglobin?: I assume you mean hemoglobin. This is within normal range and warrants no intervention. Please ask your treating doctor for a more detailed explanatio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
YES: but to raise the iron in the RED BLOOD CELLS and make more red cells if you are "anemic" requires a high BINDING CAPACITY for IRON and enough FERRITIN... Read More

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