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Will Iron Interfere With Colonoscopy Test
Do i need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when i donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood
The : The tests very well could have come back low due to you donating blood. A good idea would be to take iron or a daily multi-vitamin for 3 months then repeat the anemia panel. If you still have anemia your doctor can do a simple test of your stool to check for the presence of blood. If it is positive then you should have another colonoscopy. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having a colonoscopy on October 14th. It says to not take iron for 2 weeks. Does that mean supplements or the food i eat?
Why can't you take iron pills 5-days before colonoscopy? I'am 71 years old and having the colonoscopy in 3-days. I've been off iron pills for 5-days is this alright.
Need more info: I suspect that your doctor has found that you have iron deficiency anemia. This is a very straightforward diagnosis to make. The colonoscopy is helpful to make sure that you are not losing it in the bowel. If oral iron is not helping then you might need IV iron to rapidly make up for what you can't get from pills. ...Read more
I have iron def anaemia. Colonoscopy result ok, fobt +ve for blood am waiting for capsule endoscopy result. What is pill camera able to diagnose?
I have iron def anaemia. Colonoscopy result ok, fobt +ve for blood am waiting for capsule endoscopy result. What may cause microscopic blood loss?
Bleeding.: Agents that cause inflammation of the gut, eg aspirin, anti-inflamatory drugs, alcohol, endocrine disease-addisons disease and cushings disease; parasites, stomach acid or gall bladder reflux into the esophagus; (rare) tumors of the small bowel including acid secreting tumors. Are you iron deficient from bleeding or nonabsorption? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am preparing for colonoscopy in 4 days. Should I stop intravenous infusions of iron and vitamin b12?
I have low iron levels 5.7, I have had a colonoscopy and gastronoscopy and there was no bleeding found. I take iron supplements but still no change. ?
Gluten: You may have gluten sensitivity, which can damage your gut cells. Damaged cells may not do a good job of absorbing the nutrients you eat. Consider taking vitamin c as this enhances iron absorption. Consider switching to a different form of iron, such as polysacaride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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