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How many times can I take iron pills if my hb is very low and I have large fibroids which needs surgery?

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Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Seesaw issue

The thing is, if you're loosing blood because of the fibroid and they've told you to get it out surgically, you kind of need to get that done first.
That's like the hole that sunk the titanic, and iron is barely a bandaid. People often can't tolerate a great deal of oral iron because it causes constipation. It's certainly better than nothing, but the heart of the matter is the fibroids.

In brief: Seesaw issue

The thing is, if you're loosing blood because of the fibroid and they've told you to get it out surgically, you kind of need to get that done first.
That's like the hole that sunk the titanic, and iron is barely a bandaid. People often can't tolerate a great deal of oral iron because it causes constipation. It's certainly better than nothing, but the heart of the matter is the fibroids.
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