Iron Supplement

The red blood cells in the blood contain the maximum amount of iron. Iron is essential for good health as red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to other tissues of the body. You might need iron supplements in conditions like iron-deficiency anemia, pregnancy, during menstruation, dialysis, excess blood loss, etc.

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Can I take iron supplements after recovery results in toxicity?

Query: Hello doctor, I began presenting last fall with some chronic fatigue. The initial blood work showed low iron saturation without anemia. I have attached reports of the same. There were other endocrine-related findings as well. In the course of various endocrine-related treatments and corresponding bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, iron supplementation can be stopped because serum iron, TIBC (total iron binding capacity) and hemoglobin levels are within the range. Fatigue can occur in hypothyroidism, or due to anxiety, lack of sleep, exhaustion, stress or lack of exercise. Repeat...  Read Full »

What can be the treatment for bow legs in a baby girl?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a baby girl in our orphanage, who has bowlegs. She was abandoned at birth, and she is 4 years old. What treatment can be offered to her?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is caused by many disorders. One of the commonest situation to cause this is vitamin D deficiency or rickets. Get the following investigations done: Serum calcium. Phosphate. Alkaline phosphatase. Urea. Creatinine. Vitamin D level. Hemoglobin. X-ray legs an...  Read Full »

Can heavy menstrual bleeding cause anemia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from anemia for over 12 years now. I am very sure that within this time frame, my hemoglobin level has never been higher than 10 g/dL. Recently, my hemoglobin was at 7.1 g/dL. I have seen many doctors and have informed them of a family history of a kidney disease, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prasad Eswaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you forward your hemoglobin electrophoresis report to me? For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist  Read Full »

My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 3.7 kg. Within 10 days, he reduced to 3.2 kg. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 4.2 kg. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He hardly sleeps...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 1 kg in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can take...  Read Full »

Are the fluctuation in albumin and globulin values the cause for my black stools?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old male. My height is 5'5", and my weight is 75 kg. I have been passing black stool for several days. I consulted a doctor, and he did some blood investigations. It showed fluctuations in my serum aluminum and serum globulin values. What should I do now?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the passing of black stool. I saw the reports that you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Passing of black stool is not a...  Read Full »

My 1.5-year-old child keeps refusing food. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 1.5 years old and he weighs 11.9 kg. He is playful and looks energized but refusing food. Is it normal? Kindly suggest any treatment if needed. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a 1.5 year old, the weight is good. Usually kids of this age group tend to be more interested in their surroundings and play, so will refuse food and might be choosy. If child is healthy and growing according to his age norms such as able to walk by now, says few word...  Read Full »

Can serum iron levels increase from taking iron supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 44-years-old female. I am a vegetarian. My current medications are fish oil, multivitamin, vitamin C supplements, and a high dose of vitamin B for my neuropathy. I drink beer or wine two servings three times a week. I have an increased iron value with no other symptoms. I consulte...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I agree with your doctor that iron supplementation may cause high serum iron since you have normal ferritin and hemoglobin. So, I suggest stopping iron and repeat CBC (complete blood count), iron, and ferritin after three months. And kindly upload your reports for review.Th...  Read Full »

Are ferritin and hypothyroidism related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34-years-old woman with hypothyroidism, currently taking Euthyrox 100 mcg. I was found to have low levels of ferritin 30 ng/mL in a routine examination. So my doctor recommended a change in my diet and to make a treatment of iron hydroxide polymaltose. I did both, but my ferri...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is hard to say the reason for your low ferritin level.Either you have low iron in the diet, had heavy menstrual bleeding for a while, or have a problem absorbing iron. You have normal iron and low ferritin, which is probably due to low iron stores but enough to have norm...  Read Full »

Do iron supplements cause gastrointestinal issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 185 pounds. I am currently on Fluoxetine, Famotidine, and iron supplements. I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, lower back pain, pain while eating, nausea, and pain while deep breathing since I woke up yesterda...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Iron supplements are known to cause various gastrointestinal side effects like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, and dark stools. Few iron supplements are more difficult on the stomach than others. ...  Read Full »

I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines?...  Read Full »

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