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Wich Is The Most Used In Iron Infusions
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?
All of a sudden I've stopped absorbing iron. I just finished my second infusion. What could be the cause?
I received two iron infusions about 2 months ago. Before the infusions, iron was 78. After it was 240. Six weeks later it was down to 82. Normal?
Need hemoglobin: After IV iron infusion, ferritin will go up dramatically. Then ferritin will fall as the iron is incorporated into red blood cells. The serum iron may remain low if the anemia was significant and not yet corrected. The key point is if your iron deficiency anemia is going away or not. If so, and you are not bleeding, everything should equilibrate eventually if you were given enough iron. ...Read more
Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.
Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns ( including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more
I've had 8 rounds of iron infusions over the last 3 months. Today is the 1st time I noticed my urine a brown color. Is that normal?
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 RNY in 2009. I've had iron infusions with very good results. Ferritin will not stabilize. It was 32 (1mo after infusion) 18 and now 9.
Depends: Oral supplements are usually enough. However, if you are not absorbing iron efficiently or you have excessive losses, each month, you may need an infusion. What is your hemoglobin? If it is above 8-10 gm, you should give oral supplements a try. Take multivitamins also. 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. ...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
Been anaemic for 5 years. Seen a haematologist for 4 years. Get regular iron infusions. Told i don't absorb iron orally. What could cause this?
Many things.: Iron absorption requires a healthy stomach that produces stomach acid and a healthy duodenum to absorb the iron. Also, iron loss can be occuring (menses, GI blood loss, etc.) and if you absorb iron, but not enough to match what you are losing, you will be deficient. The most common malabsorption problems are celiac disease and gastric bypass, but there are other causes too. ...Read more