A 34-year-old female asked:
Thirty four yr old female with polycystic kidney disease. i was told i'm a teeny tiny bit anemic, but i'm always hot, dosage of iron should i take?
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Pathology 49 years experience
120 mg/day: Over the counter iron or multivitamin with iron, containing 60-120 mg would be sufficient.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Anemia's serious: "A teeny tiny bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." Anemia is always serious and the cause needs to be found. If it's iron deficiency, and it's due to your monthly loss, take the dose of iron that you can tolerate. I'm more concerned that your kidneys are starting to fail and this is the actual cause of your anemia; iron would not help. Your physician must explain the actual cause.
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