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Can Iron Tablets Stop Your Period
I've not come on period am 40 and have all the symptoms but did stop taking iron tablets. Normally I'm v heavy as I've got pcis?
NEED TO E CHECKED: You need to be checked by your Gynercologist ...Read more
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
Taking iron tablets for last 6 months. Now my period seems to be coming almost every two weeks. Could the iron be the cause?
Not likely: Unlikely that iron is the cause of irregularity of periods. More likely stress, heavy exercise, dieting for weight loss, etc. If no other symptoms, keep menstrual calendar for the next three months (so you can talk about specifics), if still not "normal for you" discuss with your health care provider. ...Read more
I usually have light periods. It lasts about 3 days or 2. When I take iron tablets I noticed that my period comes heavy. Why?
Heavy periods: I personally have not heard an affiliation with iron tablets causing increased bleeding, I think this is just coincidence. It's likely you have low platelets developing in the later part of your period that makes your bleed more. Platelets are cells that help with slowing and stopping down bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Begun iron tablets a few days ago and was on my period now it's really painful and I can't stand straight. Is it the tablets fault?
Hi I'm 5 days late for my period but have been taking iron tablets could they affect my period because I'm always on time my periods are never late?
I just started iron tablets on the 7th, and im due for my period anytime now, but I normally get cramps so I know im getting it. What my be my problem?
See below: You had an unusual menstrual cycle. However, unusual menstrual cycles don't necessarily mean that there's anything wrong physically. The menstrual cycle is under very delicate hormonal control, which can be influenced by things such as exercise, rapid weight change, emotional stress etc.. SEE: http://bit. Ly/19cKee5 To be safe see your physician if you continue to have abnormal periods. ...Read more
I'm 16 years old and take iron supplements. Had sex for 1st time in january and haven't gotten my period in 3 months. Tested and came out neg.
Hello! I am a 44year old women who has always been irregular. I have 22-79 days between periods. Is it dangerous to eat iron supplements when I'm late?
Not likely: If you were late due to pregnancy, you would be put on a prenatal vitamin which is iron supplemented. If you mean high-dose iron (325 mg ferrous sulfate equivalent), then that may be even more constipating and your OB may recommend lower dose during pregnancy. If not iron-deficient, may only need low-dose (multivit+iron) level to help w/menstrual bleeding, if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low blood count, & I've started taking iron supplements. However, I am getting irregular periods now (twice per month). Is this normal?
Anemia: It is more likely that your irregular or heavy bleeding would lead to your iron def anemia rather than other way around. Iron can cause constipation or some abdominal discomfort. You may need to talk to your doctor about birth control pills or other types of hormones to help control your cycle. ...Read more
Celiac disease diagnosed in march. Endometriosis, heavy periods. Ferritin 5, not anemic. Also on ppi for reflux. Should I be taking iron supplements?
Does it mean that its normal to start periiod rhe day I started taking iron supplements. Should I be worried.
Reassurance: No, this is two independent events. Do not worry. ...Read more
How long does it take for effervescent iron tablets to leave your system and make you stop being constipated?
My ferritin is at 14. I had to stop taking iron tablets before due to daily extreme migraines. Do I have to take the tablets at a level of 14?
Find the cause: It's most important that you figure out the reason that you are iron-deficient. If you are a vegetarian, please reconsider -- it's not as healthy as you've been told. I trust you've been screened for GI loss / cancer. If you cannot tolerate the oral Rx (it's nasty), ask about the injections. They work and help lots of people. ...Read more
My ferritin is at 14. I had to stop taking iron tablets before due to daily extreme migraines. Do I have to take the tablets at a level of 14? Also I have crohns which current flare has just calmed down, worried of flaring it again with the iron tabs
Ever read the...: Crohn's Forum? Ref. Http://www. Crohnsforum. Com/showthread. Php? T=7203 ...Read more
I've been taking iron tablets for over a month now, but my stool is brown. Should I stop taking the tablets?
Get measurements: Make sure you are not taking iron to compensate for blood loss. We do not lose iron unless we are bleeding. So once we ruled-out blood loss, get your serum iron & ferritin levels measured because too much iron can cause oxidation, liver disease and heart disaese. You don't want to become overloaded with too much iron. ...Read more
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