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I have ulcerative colitis. Is it safe for me to take 25mg iron 3 times/week to remedy anemia? I've heard it could worsen my uc & raise my cancer risk.

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes & No

It is safe and effective specially if you are significantly anemic.
However it may be necessary to give IV iron in some cases.

In brief: Yes & No

It is safe and effective specially if you are significantly anemic.
However it may be necessary to give IV iron in some cases.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Can take

Oral iron may help anemia- no conclusive data about carcinogenesis.
Some patients may need IV iron if they don't tolerate oral iron.

In brief: Can take

Oral iron may help anemia- no conclusive data about carcinogenesis.
Some patients may need IV iron if they don't tolerate oral iron.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Dr. Sameer Gupta
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