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my husband & i are going to have colonoscopys & it says not to take vitamins containing iron--which vitamins contain iron?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Read labels.: To see if iron is a significant ingredient in your vitamins, read the label with the ingredients listed. That information will be found there. If the bottle is no longer available, then stop the vitamins until after your colonoscopies are done. Also, please add your age to your profile. I answered this because colonoscopies scheduled for a married couple are not done in people under 16 usually

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Could prenatal vitamins be causing constipation?

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Please tell me what it is I can do to raise my hemagloblin, other than taking iron tablets?

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Is it safe to take more than one prenatal vitamin per day?

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