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How long does it take iron pills to work

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
29 years experience Hematology
Usually a few weeks: Iron deficiency can improve after a few weeks of sufficient iron pills, assuming there is no additional ongoing blood loss (and taking enough iron).

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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Iron pill overdose: Why would you have internal bleeding from iron pill overdose?
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Iron pills do not help period but can replenish iron from lost blood.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Anemia: At a hemoglobin of 11.2 you probably don't have any symptoms related to anemia. Once you begin iron and assuming your anemia is due to iron deficienc ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Fatigue can because by many medical conditions including anemia. Low blood counts can be due to many things. Taking iron supplementation may not help ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Iron will not help unless you have iron deficiency anemia. Have a medical evaluation to determine if there is a medical reason for the fatigue. Consid ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
2-3 days: Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small am ... Read More

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