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Ferritin level came back 23 ug/l. Reference range says 10-291 ug/l. Should I take some iron supplements?

Ferritin level came back 23 ug/l. Reference range says 10-291 ug/l. Should I take some iron supplements?

Iron: You are at child bearing age- I would recommend you to take prenatal multivitamin with iron in it. If you have heavy periods and your hemoglobin is boderline - I would suggest you to take iron tablet once a day as well. But for sure, you should discuss this with your pmd. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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Iron supplements and vit d, calicum. How does it effect absorption or should it be taken how far spart?

Iron supplements and vit d, calicum. How does it effect absorption or should it be taken how far spart?

Why taking iron?: Vit d helps calcium absorption so it's fine to take together (though if your blood level's ok it's not necessary). While it's safe to take iron at the same time, minerals can compete for absorption so it might be best to take at a different time than calcium. Vit c improves iron absorption. However, iron is generally not wise to take after menopause unless you are sure you're deficient! See comment:. ...Read more

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What kind of iron supplements should a baby be taking?

What kind of iron supplements should a baby be taking?

Let me help: Infants and toddlers need more iron than adults, in general, because their bodies are growing so quickly. In childhood, boys and girls need the same amount of iron -- 10 milligrams daily from ages 4 to 8, and 8 mg daily from ages 9 to 13. ...Read more

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Can iron supplements cause skin darkening?

Possibly: Oral iron supplements do not cause skin color changes. Iron injections into muscle or skin can result is iron deposits in the skin causing color change locally at the site of injection. If your skin is changing color all over, however, and you are iron deficient, you should be seeing your doctor since some rare skin changes like color change are a distant manifestation rarely of a hidden cancer. ...Read more

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Can iron supplements help with translucent skin?

Can iron supplements help with translucent skin?

Not so much: While any form of anemia can be associated with pallor or poor skin color, if a person is fair complected iron won't change that. ...Read more

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Can you still be anemic while on iron supplements?

Can you still be anemic while on iron supplements?

Yes.: Assuming that this is iron deficiency, a failure of the anemia to respond to iron can be related to a few things. 1) another cause for anemia, 2) ongoing bleeding (gi bleeding, period bleeding, etc), 3) not taking enough iron for a long enough time. It takes a while to correct the iron deficiency. This should be followed closely by your health care provider. ...Read more

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What if an anemic child won't respond to iron supplements?

What if an anemic child won't respond to iron supplements?

Other cause: If a child is anemic iron deficiency is the most common but should respond to iron. There are other causes other than iron deficiency. Ask your pediatrician. Further testing may need to be done to find out ...Read more

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Is it safe to take iron supplements bought over the counter?

Yes: My worries are: 1) why do you need extra iron at all? What's the reason?
2) over the counter iron tablets contain very little absorbable iron. More effective are prescription iron pills which often contain 10x the amount of iron per pill. Sometimes even the prescription pills are not adequate and iron needs to be given intravenously. ...Read more

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How shall an anemic feel if they forget to take iron supplements?

How shall an anemic feel if they forget to take iron supplements?

How long: If they miss a day or two nothing. If they stop all together they will lower their blood hemoglobin levels and begin to feel weak again. Iron only helps so much, if you have anemia you should get a real work up as to why ...Read more

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Is it ok to take iron supplements daily even if you are not anemic?

Possibly.: It is reasonable for a menatruating woman to take iron, usually an iron containing multi-vitamin. Higher dose iron should be for those are known to be deficient, are bleeding or maybe pregnant. Iron is a problem though for people with genetic diseases like hemochromatosis, chronic hepatitis and various blood diseases associated with anemia (not iron difficiency). ...Read more

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Why can't iron supplements be takened when taking prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Why can't iron supplements be takened when taking prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Iron is best: Absorbed on an empty and acid stomach. Prevacid (lansoprazole) markedly reduces stomach acid. ...Read more

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Slow fe supplements and slow release iron supplements of cvs pharmacy are same?

Iron supplements: These are very similar, but may have dose differences or type of iron used differences. ...Read more

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My iron serum is 223 saturation 65 ferr.14. how can I treat? Was on iron supplements.

My iron serum is 223 saturation 65 ferr.14. how can I treat? Was on iron supplements.

Oral iron: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there seems to be a disconnect between serum iron and ferritin levels. If you are not anemic, continue taking iron supplement and repeat the test in 6-12 months. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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