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Dr. Kelty Baker Dr. Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
24 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What if I have too much iron in blood from too many pills?

What if I have too much iron in blood from too  many pills?

Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of "too many pills". More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis or repetitive blood transfusions. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Likes Dr. Likes
Fertility Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Will hemotomochrosis ( too much iron in blood) effect a mans fertility?

Will hemotomochrosis ( too much iron in blood) effect a mans fertility?

Possibly: Hemochromatosis can be an infiltrative disease and that's important in fertility because if the pituitary gland is infiltrated with iron it can alter the signals to the gonads (testes and ovaries). Because of this, there can be a decrease in production of either sperm or eggs and that obviously isn't good when you're talking about fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can too much iron in blood cause the hands break out in cracks that bleed?

Can too much iron in blood cause the hands break out in cracks that bleed?

Unlikely: Chapped, dry, cracking skin sounds like a type of eczema.Frequent washing or wet hands makes this worse.Perscription meds may be required to control this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What causes too much iron in ur blood?

What causes too much iron in ur blood?

Mostly genetics : Too much iron is called hemochromatosis which is an inherited condition. This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention. If you suspect you have iron overload, please se your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is it possible to have too much iron in their blood?

Many people: A genetic mutation in the gene controlling iron metabolism is one of the commonest mutations in caucasians. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Hi. I have too much iron in my blood and was tested, but dont have hemocromathosis. What is best for me to do ti get it in balance?

Hi. I have too much iron in my blood and was tested, but dont have hemocromathosis. What is best for me to do ti get it in balance?

Donate blood: If you are otherwise eligible to donate blood, you should do so. You will be doing a good deed and it will lessen you iron overload. 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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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No period for 2 yrs bcuz i lose too much iron &blood on it. What's the best way for me to get pregnant without having to have a period?

Consult a specialist: You will likely need to have at least a few cycles in order to get pregnant. Or you can see a reproductive endocrine and infertility specialist (rei) doctor who can help you get pregnant. Most drs would recommend that if periods make you anemic that you are on daily iron pills, and possibly further investigation by dr if you have an iron-deficiency issue other than blood loss. With planning! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs Dr. Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
31 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What should I do if I have too much copper and iron in blood?

What should I do if I have too much copper and iron in blood?

Blood abnormalities: First how do you know you have too much copper and iron in your blood. We need the rest of the lab reports to properly interpret these values and to be able to answer the question. I would not try anything you find online or otc without speaking to a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What should blood iron levels be?

What should blood iron levels be?

See below: Normal reference ranges are: serum iron men: 65 to 176 ?g/dl women: 50 to 170 ?g/dl newborns: 100 to 250 ?g/dl children: 50 to 120 ?g/dl tibc: 240–450 ?g/dl transferrin saturation: 20–50% ?g/dl = micrograms per deciliter. All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Feras Abdul khalek Dr. Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
10 years in practice
University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
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Is a blood iron level of 21 low ?

Is a blood iron level of 21 low ?

Yes: Yes. You should get a complete blood count and check what your hemoglobin level is to see if you are anemic and how anemic. You should also get an "iron profile" and ferritin test to complete the testing for anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person in 200 and will give you the blahs for years before it's diagnosed or makes you gravely sick. ...Read more

Dr. Kelty Baker Dr. Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
24 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How do I raise my blood iron level?

How do I raise my blood iron level?

Iron deficiency: Iron levels are raised by eating foods rich in iron - red meat & dark green, leafy vegetables. We absorb iron better from meat sources than vegetable ones. Iron can also be increased by taking supplements. The most important issue is to determine why the iron is low to begin with - is it just inadequate consumption or is iron being lost by bleeding of some sort? Please see your md to sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Feras Abdul khalek Dr. Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
10 years in practice
University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How quickly can I get iron back into my blood?

It depends: It depends on the type of foods you eat and whether or not you take supplemental iron pills. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the appropriate level of iron in the blood?

What is the appropriate level of iron in the blood?

Iron levels vary…: …for different ages & genders & for pregnancy & lactation. Iron supplements are rarely needed in adult men unless they have proven iron-deficiency anemia. Too much iron can be deposited in organs & caused damage (hemosiderosis). See chart for recommended amounts. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Would i lose a lot of iron if i lost 1 litre of blood?

Yes: You would lose about about 20% of your blood volume but you would make new red cells using iron stores in your bone marrow. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
General Practice
41 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms. ...Read more