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    Old 07-30-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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    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!

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    Old 08-11-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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    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.

    Old 08-24-2015, 06:03 AM   #3
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    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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