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What Is A Blood Infusion For Anemia
Is venofer infusion safe for treating anemia when you are 34 weeks pregnant and on asprin for preclmpsia risk? Does it cause blood clots?
High-risk pg: You obviously are having a complicated pregnancy, How stressful! However, any treatments used are designed to be sure that you and your baby have the best possible chance. Do you trust you doctor? You can get a second opinion in your country or on Healthtap Concierge. Be sure you have adequate records uploaded for the OB doc to review and give you more detailed advice. ...Read more
I am a 38 year old woman with ulcerative colitis and anemia. My hemoglobin is 7.9? Would iron infusions be effective?
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?
I have iron deficiency anemia due to surgically-induced malabsorption. I will have my 1st iron infusion Thursday. When can I expect to feel better?
In a few weeks: "When you should start to feel better depends on your particular situation. Normally, it may take from a week to a month after you start your iron supplement before you start to feel better. Continue to watch your symptoms and take note of side effects that might be caused by the supplements. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your health care provider." ...Read more
Mom had 4 colon polyps at 35. I have sudden Fe deficient anemia &need infusions 1x/wk, try to have bm feel like something is in the way. Cancer?
Cancer unlikely: Iron deficiency is not uncommon in women due to loss of blood during menstruation. You may try to increase your intake of fiber food, or take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have iron deficiency anemia, got infusions, raised ferritin levels, but it recently dropped from 140 to 36 again. I eat plenty of iron, celiac neg.
Menstrual flow: If you have prolonged or excessive menstrual flow, you may discuss with your OB re. BCP to reduce the frequency of your menses. Iron in vegetable, no matter how high the content, may not be absorbed and thus if you were a vegan, you may need to take iron supplement. If you were older, I would consider GI cancer. ...Read more
Dx iron deficient anemia; tx 300mg infusions venofer/mon. Hgb never > 12.3; prior 2 3 cycle, was 11.8; GI series ok; bone marrow biopsy needed. Jw?
Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Detecting anemia (low hemoglobin / hematocrit) is one of the simplest of all lab tests, but clerical / computer errors still happen. If there is doubt whether you are anemic, repeat. Labs required to seek the cause (serum iron, b12, folate, (folic acid) reticulocyte count, many others) are usually reliable; taking an iron pill before the draw can mask elemental iron deficiency. ...Read more
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