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    Old 04-15-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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    Guess who's body doesn't like iron?? LOL

    So, last year I had to go through 3 rounds of iron infusions (details are in my blog postings here, if you're curious).

    I have a decent sized chocolate cyst on my left ovary and it causes me to bleed all month long...I get maybe a week, if that, of very light spotting...the rest is pretty substantial bleeding.

    It's been almost a year since those first infusions, and my GP hadn't called me back in for another iron panel, so while I was seeing her for something else, I had her order one. In hindsight, I should have waited a week or so, as I just got done with two days of very heavy flow.


    Guess who's body doesn't like iron?!

    My results are as follows (from 4/11/14):
    Hemoglobin = 8.6
    Hematocrit = 29.1
    MCV = 74

    Now they want me to go through another round of infusions (3 days in a row...$7K when it's all said and done), and up my daily supplement (325mg) to 3x a day. I'll never poop again! I have an appt with a new GYN who seems more interested in getting to the root cause of why the cyst is making me bleed so much, so I think I'll take the increased supplements for a month until my appt in May to see how things look.

    Ah, yet another thing no one tells you about when you're growing up...

     
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