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... Hey so this is my first time on a forum. I had Gastric bypass 10 years ago and like you have found I am unable to absorb iron. I met with a hematologist today and we are about to start an IV iron infusion next week. I know how tired and weak this makes you. My iron is a 13 and my saturation is 2. ... (2 replies)
... I had gastric bypass surgery 11 years ago and for the past year or so my iron levels have been low including ferritin, which now is less than 3. ... (0 replies)
... adolescence was spent always feeling tired, getting headaches, and feeling detatched and out of it. I always seemed to suffer with vertigo, though I just learned of what that meant about a week ago. ... (6 replies)

... 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. ... (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)
... 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. ... (10 replies)
... You have my sympathy, empathy and 'boy can I relate'! Your post could be mine as our situations are so similar... ... (10 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)
... B12 deficiency is rather different from Iron deficiency and is treated differently. ... (28 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... ... (10 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)
... of GB patients develop iron deficiency anemia but I always thought "that won't happen to me because I've never been anemic". Boy was I wrong!! ... (3 replies)
... iron, you might want to do a search on Repliva. It is a new prescription and is supposed to have less side effects and more absorption. You take the iron only 21 days a month but get absorption for 30. Good luck. What can cause anemia other than menstral problems? ... (7 replies)
... Ongologist that understands these things. I would get a referral right now and just a consult to discuss iron options. You didn't say what your ferritin is, although you gave great info. which really helps. ... (2 replies)
... and each one is vastly 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. ... (4 replies)
... injections AND oral iron along with all the many other supplements as you may already know. ... (5 replies)
Low B12?
Sep 16, 2008
... Deficiency can be due to several reason and in your case would need to be tested for as well to find a reason for the deficiency in the first place. ... (8 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)
... deficient anemia about 8 monts ago, after being on ferrous gluconate 324mg for the past 5 years, following gastric bypass. ... (4 replies)


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

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