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    Old 01-21-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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    Low Iron Stores/Fertin level


    I was recently disgnoised with low iron levels but told I am not anemic.

    I am seeing a gastro this week who will want to scope me to see if there is a bleed. I have never been scoped and I am scared out of my whits

    My mom also had low iron levels

    Are there people that just have have low levels, I have not eaten much red meat in the last year.

    Have any of you been successful at raising your levels

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    Old 01-22-2019, 03:24 AM   #2
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    Re: Low Iron Stores/Fertin level

    I had low iron from heavy periods and endometriosis. I wound up first on Iron Supplements under a doctors care- I had to have blood work done monthly for 6 months. It did help, but in the end I wound up having an ablation- a female procedure to stop the heavy bleeding.

    The scope is really no big deal. Do not be scared out of your whits! Its a very quick procedure either done in an endoscopy center or a short procedure unit in the hospital (depends on your doctor). Usually you are given IV sedation, where the drugs go into your vein- you are semi conscious, but you will remember nothing. It takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish and it will be over before you know it. You will feel nothing and remember nothing. Its an important test because it can show allot more than any other test. Get it done and get it over with and it will be behind you.

    Good luck!
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