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I had a hysterectomy done last week and i'm anemic. I have very little energy. How soon will taking iron vitamins start to work?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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In brief: Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the #1 anemia in women.
Iron three times a day is need while anemic and for 3 months after hemoglobin is back to normal, then take it once a day. Take a stool softener , iron cause sconstipation. Md usually will check CBC in 1-2 weeks with reticulocyte count, your hg should be going up. So iron should start working quick. If feeling too weak, call your doctor.

In brief: Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the #1 anemia in women.
Iron three times a day is need while anemic and for 3 months after hemoglobin is back to normal, then take it once a day. Take a stool softener , iron cause sconstipation. Md usually will check CBC in 1-2 weeks with reticulocyte count, your hg should be going up. So iron should start working quick. If feeling too weak, call your doctor.
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