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Iron Tablets That Don T Cause Constipation
Could be: Constipation can be a side effect of taking iron supplements. To combat this, drink plenty of fluids during the day and increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake. Staying hydrated and increasing the fiber in your diet usually helps. Daily exercise can help too. If you are still having trouble with constipation, see your doctor for other treatments that may be needed. ...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
Blood test showed I have low iron so i take iron tablets 3 a day but i get constipation dark green poo and now for the past days feel very sick…?
Not unusual.: It's not unusual to notice changes of the color or consistency of your stool after starting an iron supplement. There are multiple types of iron supplements, some of what you may tolerate better than others. If you would continue to have issues with this, contact the doctor that prescribed this for you and see if he/she would prefer to switch it to another formulation. ...Read more
Serious: A true overdose on iron can be very serious and can lead to death. If you think you took too much iron, please call the national poison control center (1-800-222-1222). This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for effervescent iron tablets to leave your system and make you stop being constipated?
I've been taking iron tablets for the past three days. I was a little constipated for two days, and today my stool was black- is this normal?
Im taking iron tablets but am very constipated have bad stomach ACE cannot move feel terrible but I have to take for tablets for one month?
I have been using iron supplements, for the past 4 years, only recently, constipated and bloated, low due to childbirth, stress,not absorbing frm food?
Why 4 years?: Iron deficiency from 3 causes: low intake, increased loss, e.g. menstrual loss, pregnancy ("lost" to fetus), urinary or gut bleeding, e.g. ulcers, polyps, tumors, poor absorption, e.g. stomach and/or bowel disease due to celiac sprue (gluten induced inflammation), inflammatory bowel disease. See MD ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Iron tablets intake causes me some indigestion and or constipation, any alternative supplement plans, please ther is?; apart from taking it from food
Gluconate or diet : Ferrous gluconate is more mild on the G.I. Tract, and produces less constipation if iron is needed. Dietary sources for iron includes green, leafy vegetables that and spinach, which are high in iron. However you cannot have dairy products at the same time, or the iron gets bound, and rendered inactive. So these are 2 great alternatives. ...Read more
Hi, I've been put on iron tablets, and im worried if i also eat food with lots of iron in that it will cause an overdose, would this happen? :/
Unlikely : but your practitioner should recheck your levels at least once during your treatment. ...Read more
Many: Iron only help if you are iron deficient, but anemia can be due to many reasons, you need to see your doctor for a full work up. Also note it takes more rhan a week to start improving if you just started iron., and your problem is iron def, also depends on if you are taking the right dose, normal absorbtion etc, also it is very important to find out why you are low in iron if that the real proble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My blood test showed anemia but after 6mths daily iron tablets no change. I regularly eat red meat, green veg etc & on the pill. What could cause this?
Need more info: What was your hemoglobin at the beginning and end of six months? How much iron did you take? Could it be that you are losing blood in the stomach or intestine? Could it be that your anemia is not due to iron deficiency? Could you have thalassemia trait that looks like iron deficiency? It would be prudent to discuss all of this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have been on iron tablets and have sad bad diarrhoea. Now it's turned to constipation and a lot of anal discharge. Need help?
14 weeks pregnant and passing black coloured stool without any bleeding, pain and constipation. Not taking iron tablets. Having only folic acid, vit D?
Iron can be toxic: Iron overload can cause serious damage to your liver, joints, and almost every major organ in your body. It is for this reason that all supplement that contain more than a very small amount iron have a safety cap. Iron studies on your blood should be done to see if you need iron. Do not rely on physical symptoms of supposed iron need such as weakness, pale color, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i wanted to ask u if I should take iron tablets i don't know if im anemic but can I take them anyway becouse i took them one and i felt good?
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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