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snowden 07-30-2015 05:05 PM

Criteria for iron infusions??
Does anyone know what the criteria is to be able to receive iron infusions?

The doc I saw only told me ferritin below 10 and iron sat below 20%. But is there more to it than that?

My ferritin would qualify, but my iron sat does not. Yet I'm having lots of anemia symptoms.

Thanks in advance!

dmlvt 08-11-2015 10:56 AM

Re: Criteria for iron infusions??
For me, it was failing an iron saturation test (3-5%), which meant that oral iron was not helping. Infusions were the next step.

If you are absorbing 20% of the iron you ingest, that is the preferred way to get iron into your system.

chloeaustralia 08-24-2015 06:03 AM

Re: Criteria for iron infusions??
My iron is 5 as is my saturation and ferritin is 7 do I qualify? I also haven't been able to tolerate the 3 strong iron tablets my Dr prescribed .

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