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I'm post Gastric-bypass (2007) and having every iron deficiency symptom that I can find. I've had 3 iron infusions in the last 5 years. I recently moved and my new GP has been less than interested in diagnosing or following up on my iron issues. My current numbers are:
Hemoglobin [B]10.5[/B]
Hematocrit [B]34.1[/B]
Ferritin Serum [B]<1[/B]
Iron Serum [B]19[/B]
Iron Binding Capacity [B]441[/B]
Iron Saturation [B]4[/B]

She (my GP) keeps saying...well, your hemoglobin is not that low...so lets keep an eye on it.

I am beyond frustrated. I finally have an appointment with a Hematologist this week and I'm hoping they'll be agreeable to giving me an infusion.

My questions are these...How do I convince my new hematologist to give me the infusion? Are my numbers low enough to automatically qualify me for the infusion? How do I get on a schedule with a doctor so I don't get to this point again?

Any tips are appreciated





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