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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)
... Before you have surgery, the hospital should have you go in for pre-surgical testing which includes a lot of bloodwork. If you're anemic, I suspect they would know before your surgery. (4 replies)
... Dear Fitness Seeker I have been living with fibroids for three or four years and while the truth is everyone is different, the reality is we all need to learn and try some of the same things. The sheer volume of info on the net is daunting. I used to have ten day periods, mostly heavy, often painful. And of course as a result came close to actual anemia (you need to... (25 replies)

... I think it's ok taking the iron until the test, though I wouldn't take it before the test. and then depending on the results drop it or keep it for a bit longer. I would say if HGB/HCT/MCV are normal and ferritin is at least 70, you can stop the heavy supplementing. (10 replies)
... So I'm curious about whether or not I'm even anemic anymore! I'm going to have to request another round of blood work by the end of the summer. But then again, I'm still taking iron, so how will I even know? ... (10 replies)
... Hi Busit: So sorry to hear about your not feeling well. I, too, have very low ferritin levels like you. I got diagnosed w/ severe anemia 3.5 yrs ago inadvertently. Also had bad monthlies and excruicating ones. Later found fibroids, had myomectomy to remove them 2 yrs ago. After the surgery, my hemo fluctuates (within range/borderline/low out of range). All this time the family... (11 replies)
... yrs now. I told them my Mom had a hysterectomy at 45 for fibroid cysts and heavy periods and she was anemic until she had her hysto, never again after that. ... (10 replies)
... HappyFeet77, First I would like to say I feel most Doctors blame anemia on gastric by pass so you will now hear that from them all. I have had anemia since I was a teenager they blamed it on my period then tumors from endometriosis, then I had a hysterectomy and they blamed it on a gastric by pass...I had a blood transfusion in 1995 when I still had my period and then again... (3 replies)
New Anemia :-(
Jan 26, 2010
... said that I may not be able to have the surgery since my iron was so low. ... (2 replies)
... Hello all, I have not posted in a while because I have felt so much better after my iron IV in March. Since then I had surgery in August for endometriosis, before my surgery they were very happy with my HGB, it was up to a 12. ... (1 replies)
... severe and not life threatening. This is according to what they say at each stage. On the other hand my sister had this surgery and when she became anemic with a 9 ferritin her bariatric SP? ... (7 replies)
... Something that a friend of mine did was to go on BCP for a month before the surgery to stop the blood loss and build the Hgb before having the ablation, so I'm throwing that out there for you to ponder. My Hgb was 10. ... (8 replies)
... I go to a new doctors office now and they did a CBC and liver levels and checking for cholesterol and diabetes to. She said i am anemic still and it is iron and protien deficiant which explains me craving peanut butter bad the last month or so. I see a nurse practitioner. ... (6 replies)
... however, I am no longer anemic with some iron supplementation. ... (3 replies)
New Here
Oct 18, 2006
... patient surgery and then had me go for blood work a day later after the surgery. They called me and said I had anemia. ... (1 replies)
New to Anemia
Sep 4, 2005
... I am recovering from a c section and gallbladder surgery. These both took place in a two week period. Now six wks later my blood test stated that I am anemic. My Dr put me on iron pills twice a day. Is this Anemia common in people recovering from surgery? Also, are any of you VERY cold with your anemia? Thanks for your response in advance. Taylor (2 replies)
... ty. So much for that advice. I'd been seeing a doctor pretty much every month, because of medical problems. She didn't suspect anemia. When I had carpal tunnel surgery in Feb, I didn't have any blood work as part of pre op check. I wish I would have. I know they would have found out I was anemic... ... (1 replies)
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... i just got out of the hospital for blood clots in my lungs i am on coumidin now , first i had the needles in my stomach i forget the name of that it was very scary to ne while i was in the hospital they said i was anemic so bad that if i needed surgery, i would need a blood tranfusion first so now i am taking iron infusions 2-3 times a week for 8 weeks The anemia didnt... (5 replies)
Hello ?
Dec 21, 2004
... I have a question for anyone that is knowledgeable in the anemic area. ... (2 replies)

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