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... I disagree with your doctor. People's iron levels have dropped quickly after surgery and were anemic in just a few months. That's why it's so important to supplement and check labs regularly. Also 30 is NOT normal for vitamin D for us. Optimal levels are 80. ... (4 replies)
... I was diagnosed with IDA in July due to having gastric bypass 5 years ago and not supplementing. I've been taking 250mg elemental iron and 3 Proferrin for 8 weeks now. ... (1 replies)
... ctor to figure out why I was not able to get pregnant, why I was so moody, etc. Years and years of testing and being passed along from doctor to doctor resulted in feeling as though I was a hypochondriac! ... (6 replies)

... Yes my labs were very low. My ferritin is only 2 and he wants it at least 100. I have not seen my wls in quite some time. I need to get in for a check up. I have not seen him since I was one year post op. I am sure he would not be pleased with my labs. I hope your infusions make you feel better. ... (10 replies)
... That is what my hematologist thinks...but said it is worth doing the GI study to rule out other issues. He wants to start me on the IV iron in a week or so... ... (10 replies)
... Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance needed to absorb vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B12, in turn, is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. Anemia is a condition where red blood cells are not providing adequate oxygen to body tissues. ... (28 replies)
Anemia?
Jun 13, 2010
... initely understand you wanting answers. Just so you know you ARE definitely anemic, however, moderately. An uneducated guess would be malabsorption due to your gastric bypass. You have not given complete lab work either. There are literally pages of labs for someone that has had a GB as you have had. ... (7 replies)
... iron options. You didn't say what your ferritin is, although you gave great info. which really helps. That is your best bet for IV iron, which is usually used in GB patients that are not absorbing enough, and I understand this is different with the different procedures. ... (2 replies)
... You have anemia due to your gastric bypass surgery. It's a shame they don't educate more patients to expect this. ... (9 replies)
... and the story goes that what red blood cells I did have were, "puny." I had gastric bypass in Oct. 2001. ... (4 replies)
Low Low Low
Jan 18, 2013
... bypass isn't necessarily due to the food we eat or don't eat, but due to the bypass of the duodenum which is the primary absorption site for iron in the intestine. The remaining intestine can absorb some iron... some of us just do it better than others. ... (10 replies)
... stly different from the other. I, myself, am finally going for my first infusion on Tuesday next, and the Nurse told me it would take about an hour. I am going in there prepared to rest and relax for an hour. Maybe look at a magazine. I have not been "prepared" with any prior information other than the time allowance. ... (4 replies)
... deficient anemia about 8 monts ago, after being on ferrous gluconate 324mg for the past 5 years, following gastric bypass. ... (4 replies)
... y of anemia, I would think that this would have been reviewed prior to the doc agreeing to surgery because this could cause a major complication especially after gastric bypass. You should also keep a record of her lab copies to reference. A cause should have been found prior to surgery of that was the case. ... (5 replies)
Low B12?
Sep 16, 2008
... Pernicious Anemia, which you have already ruled out by the IF test. I have read that IF testing is only 50 percent specific but much more specific in testing for Parietal Cell. ... (8 replies)
... to scare you but it can be dangerous to be walking around so low. I also hate to say it but your doctor has no clue if he is telling you to take a multivitamin in your situation. Perhaps your not absorbing iron supplements at all? ... (21 replies)
... as well, this may help with the exhaustion too. At least you will be getting what you need to correct the anemia and iron levels. ... (9 replies)


Associated Tags: b12, ferritin level, folic acid, gastric bypass, hematologist, infusion, infusion pump, infusion speed, iron deficiency anemia

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