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Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Yes: Iron injections are possible but painful. In the past, iron infusions were considered risky because of a high possibility of anaphylaxis (drug reaction). Fortunately, we now use iron sucrose (venofer) which is very safe, given IV as needed & rarely causes problems. Ask your OB if you truly are unable to take iron pills & if your hemoglobin is less than 8 and if it is truly from iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can i take 65 mg iron pill three times a day?... I recently lost a lot of blood and my RBC level and hgb level are very low rite now.

Can i take 65 mg iron pill three times a day?... I recently lost a lot of blood and my RBC level and hgb level are very low rite now.

Yes: For iron deficiency/ dietary supplement its fine to take 65 mg elemental iron 2 to 3 times daily. Remember your doctor will be the best to counsel/dose this for you so please keep your appointments for monitoring/continuous care. Take iron with orange for better absorption/ with food to reduce abdominal discomfort. Common side effects include, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dark stools. Take care. ...Read more

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Used to chronic blood loss. I fixed that. Ferritin was low, took iron pills. Now ferritin normal. But serum iron is high. Stopped pills. Implication?

Used to chronic blood loss. I fixed that. Ferritin was low, took iron pills. Now ferritin normal. But serum iron is high. Stopped pills. Implication?

Manage it: I'm really glad you found the cause of your chronic bleeding. The serum iron isn't anything to worry about while you're taking oral iron. Each pill causes a spike in the value. Keep following this, and I"m glad you're better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm giving blood and last time I donated I was told my iron was low. I'm vegan. Should I take iron vitamins? Or supplements?

I'm giving blood and last time I donated I was told my iron was low. I'm vegan. Should I take iron vitamins? Or supplements?

This is serious: Vegans have the moral high ground, but if you aren't already supplementing, you need to start. Even the leaders of the vegan community will tell you this. If you don't, you'll ruin your health. Get with your physician or a competent dietician before you end up not only severely iron deficiency, but brain-damaged from the B12 deficiency and lack of iodine, calcium, vitamin D and some others. ...Read more

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I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

Read below: Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count ) is most commonly due to bleeding. The cause of the bleeding must be determined and stopped and the list iron must be replaced so you can make red blood cells. Iron is replaced with pills or injections, but some patients do not absorb the pills well. Ask your doctor what your iron levels are and why your blood remains low while taking iron. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's I am anemic because of blood loss. I take prescribed iron pills but i keep getting crazy migraines. Is low iron the cause?

I have Crohn's I am anemic because of blood loss. I take prescribed iron pills but i keep getting crazy migraines. Is low iron the cause?

Yes, sometimes: If you are losing gross blood, you need to be on stronger medicine. Low HGB is one good reason for headaches. Talk to your crohn's doctor. If your disease is active, there are good drugs to usually control it. ...Read more

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Mom is high in ferratin, had hematoma on theigh from angio for her heart, used iron pills for low blood, now hemoglobine is normal but high ferratin?

Mom is high in ferratin, had hematoma on theigh from angio for her heart, used iron pills for low blood, now hemoglobine is normal but high ferratin?

High ferritin: Ferrtin is the body storage of reserve iron. If iron gets to low then iron deficiency anemia occurs because iron is necessary to make hemoglobin. When oral iron is taken then when absorbed it raises the storage iron of ferritin. Consult your doctor to see about modifying the dose of iron if the serum ferritin gets to high. ...Read more

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What Foods apart from taking iron pills will give me blood quickly?And how often shld i exercise ?I'm anemic due to Fibroids .Clots are like an Egg.

 What Foods apart from taking iron pills will give me blood quickly?And how often shld i exercise ?I'm  anemic due to Fibroids .Clots are like an Egg.

Treat the cause: The cause of your anemia appears to be blood loss due to the fibroids. This leads to iron deficiency which you are trying to correct. But it is playing catch up and may not succeed. So you need to get treatment for the fibroids...ask your gynecologist how to fix up the source of bleeding. No other diet will help you. ...Read more

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