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I had gastric bypass surgery nearly 6 years ago now, lots of complications since but I've worked through most of them. For the past two years I've seriously battled anemia, last year I had a hysterectomy. My doctors thought that would take care of it, now my iron levels are really low again, even on iron therapy. I'm wondering if the bypass has anything to do with this? My bypass doctor had his license taken away so I've had no gastric follow up. Anyone else with similar experiences?
[QUOTE=fivelipps;3158454] I do get my B-12 shots monthly but the oral suppliment is obviously not enough. ... find a good gastric doctor?[/QUOTE]
[B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I had RNY gastric bypass 5 1/2 years ago. My low ferritin problems started at about 3 years post-op. It is because we are not able to absorb iron orally. The area of absorbtion has been bypassed.
I have never had low B-12. I take sub-ligual B-12 (from Trader Joe's) and I get a B-12 shot once a month.
My issue is low ferritin. I have IV iron infusions of Infed every 6-8 months. My Hematologist orders them when my ferritin drops below 100. She said that the other iron numbers (hemoglobin, iron sat, etc..) fluctuate, so we go by my ferritin numbers. HTH
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