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how long does it take for your blood count to start going up when you take iron pills

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
About a Month: The average life span of a blood cell is about a month. You would expect it to take at least that long.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clinton Fox
21 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: It is more likely that your irregular or heavy bleeding would lead to your iron def anemia rather than other way around. Iron can cause constipation o ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable course: If your absorption of iron is normal, and there are no other deficiencies, you should see a positive effect in a week or so.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
LOOK FOR THE SOURCE: Anemia is common in female but not that low blood transfusion and iron will help bring the count up but your doctor has to make an effort to look for ... Read More
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