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How many days does it take for anemia symptoms to disappear after iron supplementation?

How many days does it take for anemia symptoms to disappear after iron supplementation?

See below: It depends on how anemic one is. Symptoms should resolve within 3-6 weeks if low iron is the cause of the anemia, and the iron is being taken properly and is being absorbed. ...Read more

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Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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2yr old woke up yelling kicking nothing comforted her 4 10min. History of anemia, iron supplement in the past. Still anemic? Terrified, take to er?

2yr old woke up yelling kicking nothing comforted her 4 10min. History of anemia, iron supplement in the past. Still anemic? Terrified, take to er?

No to ER: This sounds like a pretty typical night terror, and as you stated in your question, they are terrifying for parents. Night terrors are an abnormal sleep pattern where the child may seem to be awake but unconsolable to you as a parent. They do kicking, screaming, not recognizing surroundings, etc - because they are actually still asleep. Make appointment with pediatrician to discuss. ...Read more

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Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Anemia, Nexium (esomeprazole): I admire you for your interest in Health.
Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
By reducing stomach acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) may reduce the absorption of iron and make it less effective in treating your Anemia.
It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
See your Physician for diagnosis, medication effects and treatment.
Increased acidity can be due to stresses, have Therapy. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of anemia only when on my period. Lightheaded, pale, etc. Do I need to be diagnosed or should I just treat myself with iron supplement?

I have symptoms of anemia only when on my period. Lightheaded, pale, etc. Do I need to be diagnosed or should I just treat myself with iron supplement?

Not an "iron (y)": It is always better to know if that is what needs treating before any form of treatment. Have your MD perform a complete blood count (cbc) with differential. Of course over the counter iron is available, but if you start it now, it will "confuse" a future diagnosis from testing. Moreover, the MD will give you an iron Rx that will be more effective then the "store" version if it is necessary. ...Read more

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What may be the reason for anemia not responding to iron supplementation?

What may be the reason for anemia not responding to iron supplementation?

Different types: There are hundreds of types of anemia, which are divided into three categories - anemia caused by blood loss, by faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or by increased destruction of blood cells. If the anemia is due to excess blood loss such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, cancer, use of nsaids, menstruation, childbirth etc, it is important to treat the underlying cause of anemia first. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I should be concerned about anemia and an iron supplement?

Need more info: I do not have enough information to be able to answer your question. If you are concerned about anemia, please see a doctor and tell the doctor you concerns. The doctor can perform testing (complete blood count) to determine if you are anemic. ...Read more

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Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?

Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?

Anemia: If your doctor put you on it, yes it is suggested for anemia. Make sure you did se your docotr and your had blood tests that made the diagnosis of the deficiency. ...Read more

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Is feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement a good choice for anemia?

Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, destruction to red blood cells, bone marrow failure etc. Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron is one of the good choice only if you have iron deficiency anemia and hopefully can help you- otherwise, you should see md and have further eval to find the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anemia, and was wondering how I could get a better iron intake without a supplement, or even with a supplement that won't make me sick?

See below: If you can not tolerate oral iron, you may discuss getting an IV infusion of iron. It can generally be done in one sitting.
You may also try iron rich foods. You may consult this site for info on foods: http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/iron-rich-foods#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the contradictions to iron supplement in an 85 year old female with history of lower GI bleed and when is it indicated for chronic anemia?

What are the contradictions to iron supplement in an 85 year old female with history of lower GI bleed and when is it indicated for chronic anemia?

Anemia ; iron: What is the cause of lower GI bleed? If the cause is corrected, the anemia resolves. Contraindications to take iron pills are not having iron deficiency diagnosis, infection, hemochromatosis and rheumatoid arthritis. You should take when diagnosis is of fe deficiency, having symptoms of anemia and hemoglobin less than 10. Also chronic iron def. Anemia is different from anemia of chronic disease. ...Read more

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After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?

Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more

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How long can it take for iron supplements to get rid of anemia symptoms?

How long can it take for iron supplements to get rid of anemia symptoms?

60-90 days: If it's going to work, you need enbough time to make more red blood cells. Keep getting it checked to make sure it's not something serious like crohn's. ...Read more

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Red blood cells count RBC 5.5. but I have symptoms like anemia. Hair loss, fatigue, shortness of b, when take iron supp gets better. Should stop tak?

Red blood cells count RBC 5.5. but I have symptoms like anemia. Hair loss, fatigue, shortness of b, when take iron supp gets better. Should stop tak?

Need examination: All the symptoms you mention can also refer to a person suffering from an anxiety disorder and they too would have an RBC of 5.5. Thyroid disease can give the same symptoms with an RBC of 5.5. You need to be examined and appropriate tests must be performed before deciding whether iron is an appropriate intervention. Write more details if you wish to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Iron supplement for anemia/ckd patient: I take 325 mg ferrous fumerate but suffer from constipation. Since my iron level is low, doctor said taking it twice a day will help. Will single dose 17g miralax work to reduce GI symptoms? Thanks

Iron supplement for anemia/ckd patient: I take 325 mg ferrous fumerate but suffer from constipation. Since my iron level is low, doctor said taking it twice a day will help. Will single dose 17g miralax work to reduce GI symptoms? Thanks

Examine your diet: Most common cause of constipation is your diet. Foods that are constipatory are the grains: rice, barley, oats; milk, bananas. Why don't you 1st try to eliminate those foods from your diet for a week and see if your stools loosen up a bit. In general, not good to counter effects of one medicine by another one. ...Read more

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How long for anemia symptoms to leave once taking b12 and iron. I have Been taking iron for about 3 weeks and just started the b12 about 4 days ago?

Depends: It really depends on how low the level to start, what dose of iron and b12 and in which form you are consuming the b12. Injections are the most efficient followed by sublingual and then oral. Once adequate levels are established the anemia will begin to resolve. Rechecking anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks is reasonable to ensure adequate improvement. ...Read more

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Period was 5-8 days but suddenly dropped to only 2-3. Why would this happen? Virgin, hx of regular heavy-ish (gotten lighter over the last 2 years) cycle. Could anemia/low iron cause it. Suspicious of AIHA. Multiple symptoms. Don't see doc to April.

Pretty normal.: Don't think it's anything abnormal. Your period can change both with age and it can vary from its baseline to longer or shorter. No particular reason except for normal hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I started taking Flinstones MV w/ Iron 2 days ago, because I had anemia symptoms. My jaw hurts to open, temples are tender to touch. Are they related?

I started taking Flinstones MV w/ Iron 2 days ago, because I had anemia symptoms. My jaw hurts to open, temples are tender to touch. Are they related?

Not related: There is no relation between your vitamin intake/anemia and your jaw/temple pain. I would recommend seeing a doctor who can examine you and determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Which type of iron pills should a person with iron anemia take?

Depends: There are different formulations of iron that are available. The dosing and frequency depends on the amount of elemental iron that is available in these formulations. Some formulations are easier on the stomach than others. Sometimes intravenous iron may be indicated to replenish iron stores. Please ask your doctor on the best way to investigate and treat your iron defeciency. ...Read more

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Can I take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Can I take two different types of iron supplements for anemia?

Why?: There is no need to take 2 different ones. If you are iron deficient and you are absorbing the iron, take one type. Ferrous sulfate is the most common form and no reason to take more than 3 tablets a day. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for iron deficiency anemia?

Iron pills.: There are many different formulations of iron, most withouth prescription. A pharmacist can help in picking one. Some people have side effects when taking iron pills, and in that situation, which version you take can make a difference, with "slow release" versions of iron less likely to cause GI problems. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?

Feeling tired.: •extreme fatigue
•pale skin
•weakness
shortness of breath
headache
•cold hands and feet
•brittle nails
•fast heartbeat
•unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice
•poor appetite
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more