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A 37-year-old female asked:

would turmeric shrink uterine fibroids?i'm anemic due to fibroids,does turmeric thins blood? can i take iron & turmeric at the same time or different.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Turmeric: I wouldn't trust turmeric to shrink your fibroids- although the herb is reputed to be anti inflammatory. There are animal studies that show an effect. I think it's better to see a gyn or talk with your primary doc to manage. There shouldn't be any interaction with iron pills. Why not try to get some of that iron through the diet? - dark green veggies, raisins, prunes, dark chocolate etc..take care

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