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HGB 10.5, HCT 33.9, WBC 10.8, Iron 12,
HAPT 117, Ferritin high after 8 infusions of iron. Where do I go from here?
I'm having an iron infusion next week but had no info at all, what does it involve, how long does it take also are there side affects?
Depends: Side effects and duration of infusion depend upon the pharmacologic type of iron being infused. Older pharmacologic types were associated with allergic infusion reactions that necessitated a longer infusion. Newer pharmagologic infusions are rarely if ever associated with an infusion reaction and can be given intravenously over 15-20 minutes. ...Read more
Had an iron infusion 2 days ago & now im super hungry/ gained 2.5kgs in 1 day!!! Im really scared as i have an eating disordr. Do iron inf cause w/g??
No: You may well have an eating disorder. Need for iron infusion, without obvious blood loss, at your age, suggests either malabsorption or poor nutrition. 2.5kg weight gain in one day is not normal. Your medications suggest behavioral health issues and this matter is best discussed with your doctor or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
That depends: If you have true iron deficiency anemia, you'll know your iron injection is helping you before the hemoglobin goes up, and your labs will confirm this. If it is not a true iron deficiency, it won't touch you anemia. I see that you have had a recent blood transfusion; as a pathologist and sometime blood banker, transfusion is a treatment of last resort and you need to be told why it was given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm severely anaemic and i'm having my first iron infusion tomorrow what should I expect during and after the procedure?
I would not expect a: You should not expect any problems from the iron infusion. My concern will be more to find the cause of your iron deficiency? Have you had a problem of excessive bleeding? If so, get that corrected , so that you do not have to live with this problem on a long term basis. ...Read more
How low must one's iron level be in order to be given Iron Infusion Injections?? My hemoglobin is at 9.6. Is this critically low or not too bad?
Not critical: Your hemoglobin is low but no where near critically low. Try taking oral iron and multivitamins. If after doing that for six months, there is no improvement, then it would be time to discuss intravenous iron treatment with your doctor. 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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