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A 56-year-old male asked:

38yr lady heavy periods no anemia iron result under normal.gp gave ferrous fumarate 120mg 3 mth improved symptoms,blood bottle shortage in uk, wait till nov for ferritin blood test gp gave tabs 3 more mths but without checking levels, worry overdose?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
A women who is having regular menstrual periods, especially heavy periods, is unlikely to get an overdose from oral iron supplements. It would be safer to take iron supplements to prevent anemia than worry about overdose. Wish you good health!
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