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Symptoms After Iron Infusion
After beginning treatment for iron deficiency anemia (45mg elemental iron 1x/day), what should follow-up be? A CBC with iron, ferritin? How soon?
I have had an iron infusion of iron polymaltose as i had iron deficiency anemia with ferritin level 9. How long before my ferritin level will rise?
Can thelasemia minor patients get relapse of iron deficiency few months after the iron supplement treatment???
What could be causing high platelet count of 900, anaemia after iron infusion 4 weeks ago and two blood transfusions two weeks ago. ?
Bone marrow problem: Two possibilities: 1. You have iron-deficiency (why? Are you having GI bleeding? Gastric bypass? ) and your platelets are high as an inflammatory response, or 2. You have essential thrombocytosis or another bone marrow problem. Given your age, my vote is for #1. See a hematologist for more answers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She had vitamin K IV and blood transfusion 4 days after ingestion, then 3 weeks of vitamin K tablets. What are her next steps?
Who,what,when?: There are some important details missing from this question. Who are your referring to (more an age question than specific person)? What did they ingest?What is being treated (we may able to sort that out if we know the ingestion but details help us provide better answers). ...Read more
Man or woman?: Female vegetarians would tend to lose iron more quickly and become anemic due to monthly menstrual losses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also lead to iron loss. "heme" sources of iron (animal iron) are more readily digested than "non-heme" iron found in grains and vegetables, but vegetarians can get enough iron in a diet to maintain health. More info: http://1.Usa.Gov/9mbfej. ...Read more
Extreme fatigue and dizziness relieved by taking an iron B12 and folate (folic acid) for a few days. Today fbc normal, not anemia?
Pregnancy/anemia: If you were not anemic before pregnancy and now becomes anemic after the pregnancy, this is most likely physiological or dilutional anemia, i.e. greater expansion of plasma volume over red cell volume increase during the pregnancy. During the pregnancy, your iron and folate (folic acid) requirement will be increased for fetus and placenta. ...Read more
If 5 months pregnant w/ hemoglobin 9.0 and taking iron tablets and still very tired, should iron infusion be given?
How fast do ferritin levels fall after iron infusions for anemia? Ferritin went up to 222 after iron, but 7 weeks later was at 99. Is this typical?
Probably: Iron is being utilized in the manufacture of hemoglobin and redistribution of iron in the body may explain the fall. Your ferritin is still in the normal range. You may consult this site for info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003490.htm 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
I am preparing for colonoscopy in 4 days. Should I stop intravenous infusions of iron and vitamin b12?
I've had iron deficiency anemia for almost a year. I take ferrous sulfate everyday. Can.getting blood drawn every 2 weeks cause iron deficiency anemia?
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
Iron 27, TIBC is 437 , Transferin Saturation 6. Does this show Iron Defeciency Anemia? and a reason for some fatigue? should I be taking iron ?
Are you anemic?: You are anemic if and only if you hemoglobin is low, but iron deficiency can make you tired before anemia happens. These labs say "iron deficient", most likely. If this is from very heavy periods and/or non-supplementing vegetarianism, iron supplements are in order, but the cause needs to be found first -- even at your age, it's a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer until proved otherwise. ...Read more
I doubt it: If you believed all the claims made for lactoferrin supplement pills, you'd be reading uncritically. There are some real studies that support the use of this germ-killer to make episodes of bacterial diarrhea shorter in children. If you are being treated for iron deficiency, please make sure you understand why & that the cause has been addressed. Stay proactive & good luck. ...Read more
Blood showed severe iron def no anemia;taking 65mg iron 3x a day for month.Ferritin only up to 26.2 in this weeks test.Have enlarged spleen.What cause?
More info is needed: Severe iron deficiency needs to be explained---poor nutrition, menstrual blood loss, blood in stool--to clarify these issues is critical--the explanation for enlarged spleen may be as simple as a viral process or it could be significantly more of an issue. Your doctor needs to do some evaluations. Good luck.--or see an hematologist. ...Read more
Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hemoglobin 13.7 low iron .Need to be concern? What's problem. Not bleeding. Anemic before w/ transfusons.Transfusions again. Iron level from the labs MCV or mvc. My hematologist was concerned. Ideas?
Iron deficiency....: It sounds like you have iron-deficiency anemia. With a hemoglobin of 13.7, it is relatively mild at this time but still needs to be diagnosed. Have you had a colonoscopy? Microscopic blood loss from the GI tract can present like this. Colon polyps or even colon cancer can result in iron deficiency anemia. These conditions are very treatable, even curable, if caught early so see a GI doctor asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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