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why can't you take iron pills 5-days before colonoscopy? i'am 71 years old and having the colonoscopy in 3-days. i've been off iron pills for 5-days is this alright.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: Being off the iron pills for 5 days will not be harmful. Wish you good health.

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