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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
Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?
Unlikely: Anemia can make you weak and unwell but has no serious effects on your body functions like the issue that you have raised. That is not something I would be concerned or worried about. get a medical check up to find the cause of anemia and get it treated. You will be well soon! ...Read more
Fe deficiency anemia: Occurs when fe intake is not adequate to meet the needs of the body for red cell production.. Indeed, it is not a diagnosis unto itself, but rather an indication of another problem to be discovered and corrected to avoid recurrence. In your case, either your intake is not adequate, you don't absorb what you take in, or you have blood loss in excess of intake. Spinach is ok, but meat is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some potent antacids can reduce the ability to absorb iron. If iron deficiency is causing anemia, and the anemia is not getting better on appropriate doses of iron, an antacid might, at least in part, be a problem. If there is ongoing blood loss or high iron requirement, from, say heavy menstruation or pregnancy, the amount of iron being taken may be the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period causes anemia: Your period is more likely to cause anemia by leading to heavy bleeding. The fact that you have low iron despite not having a period is perplexing and you should consult with a doctor about irregular periods. Regardless, you may benefit from hormonal control with a birth control method and an iron supplement. Would be happy to consult with you on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WBC increase from 4.5 to 7.6 in three months. Bilirubin went from 0.1 to 1.0 in three months. I take iron tablets for my iron anemia. Should I WORRY?
Yes: You're a man with a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia. You need to have an explanation. Unless you're a severely misguided vegetarian or an overzealous blood donor, you have an ulcer, hookworms or cancer until proved otherwise. This is serious, Ken. Get to a physican who knows what he/she is doing. ...Read more
Simple blood work: nothing fancy. those are just simple blood test. you don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that. ...Read more
I am currently raking iron supplements for iron anemia. It feels like they are not working! I am still feeling extremely fatigued what should I do?!
See your Dr. ASAP,,: If you've been taking these supplements and are still very fatigued, you should see your doctor asap. You may be taking too much or have something else going on. You also mentioned having difficulty breathing, for which you should also see your doctor right away. Whatever it is you must see your doctor fast for a complete work-up. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can female patter baldness be caused by low iron/anemia and severe stress? or is it only genetics
Stree/illness: and genetics can all play a role. ...Read more
Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?
No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H&h 10.5 and 33.1, MCH 25.5 (l) MCV (80.5) mchc 31.7 RDW 14.7 PLT 273 lymph % 38.1 mono % 10.2 can this represent iron anemia was on menstrual cycl?
Anemia: If you have heavy menstrual cycles and don't take in enough iron, you could become anemic because of the heavy periods. To control the symptoms, you should find out if there are any reasons for the heavy periods and manage those symptoms. Taking iron is helpful to replenish the loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quick question please.
Last year i was diagnosed with iron anemia and was prescribed ferroglobin as food supplement. Now i feel my nails and hair ar?
Incomplete question: Please resubmit your question as to what is problem with your hair and nails. ...Read more
Lighter periods x 2 mos, notice almost no cervical mucus either-been very stressed, I'm otherwise healthy with iron anemia. Worry? Preg neg
Unclear question: If you are anemic, take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. If you think you are pregnant, do a home pregnancy test, if you miss a period by 4-5 days. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can iron anemia cause permanent brain damage? Iron:15, rbc#-7.54. Memory bad, not subconsiously making associations, but have to do it actively
Unlikely: The numbers you provided not meaningful. It is unlikely that your RBC was 7.54, may be it was hemoglobin. Even if you hemoglobin was down to 7.5, it would not cause any permanent damage to the brain or any other organ. I trust you are seeing doctor. If not start taking oral iron and multivitamins while waiting for an appointment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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