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Re: Low ferritin
Jun 9, 2013
Transfusions are usually done when HB closer to 9. Since there is some risk with transfusions, the oral iron should work and if not, IV iron should be tried. You should get a 1.5 point rise in HB in one month (about 2-3 on HCT) on daily iron as long as you are absorbing it well. That will be enough to help you feel better gradually over next month or two. It will take a long time to get iron stores replaced to a decent level, like about a year starting so low. So when you are sure the iron is working, buy in quantity! Let us know how you progress. Things will get better!
Re: Low ferritin
Jun 9, 2013
[QUOTE=ladybud;5185591]Transfusions are usually done when HB closer to 9. Since there is some risk with transfusions, the oral iron should work and if not, IV iron should be tried. You should get a 1.5 point rise in HB in one month (about 2-3 on HCT) on daily iron as long as you are absorbing it well. That will be enough to help you feel better gradually over next month or two. It will take a long time to get iron stores replaced to a decent level, like about a year starting so low. So when you are sure the iron is working, buy in quantity! Let us know how you progress. Things will get better![/QUOTE]





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