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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How to treat high T3 level in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant. She has been diagnosed with T3 thyroid - 237, hemoglobin - 10.4 and low RBC count. Currently, she is taking Aspirin gastro resistant 50 mg, Milical od 740 mg and Fecontin-Z 61.8 mg one tablet per day. Does this have an impact on child? What measu...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Rise of triiodothyronine (T3) alone has no clinical significance (especially when TSH is in normal range - 1.50). So, it will not harm mother or the baby. Regarding parameters of hemogr...  Read Full »

Do my reports indicate the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 years old female. I am suffering from breathing problem, cough and dizziness since several months. I get tired very easily. I went to a doctor and she suggested for some tests like CBC, TSH, T3, T4, RBS, Vitamin D and B12 level, BUN, creatinine, SGOT, SGPT, etc. I got my test re...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have vitamin deficiency. Your blood sugar is normal, kidney and liver functions are normal. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is increased a little, which denotes hypothyroidism for which I woul...  Read Full »

Can hair fall be caused by stress?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is 20 years old. She recently started losing her hair. Now, within two and a half months you can see her scalp near the front of her head and the very back of her head. It happened suddenly. And now she is pulling her hair out in clumps throughout the day. I have also notice...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain everything about hair fall. 100-150 hair fall every day is very normal. So, it should be considered as hair loss only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair fall in female is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition ...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's Hb low even after taking Orofer XT?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's iron levels are low. Four months back too we had done her blood tests and got to know that her iron levels are low. She had Orofer XT for two months, but still they seem to be low. Also, she had a urinary infection a week back and took a course of antibiotics for that. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Her iron absorption seems to be less. Improvement with vitamin C supplements could be helpful. Iron absorption improves with vitamin C rich diet or citric acid rich fruits. She need to avoid diet factors which are ...  Read Full »

Can constipation be caused by iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife who is 40 years old has hemoglobin level of 8. Which iron or other supplement should she take immediately? She regularly feels quite tired. She had the same issues during her college days too. Also, can iron tablets cause constipation? If yes, kindly suggest remedial measures. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is having chronic anemia then one advice would be to make sure that it is due to iron deficiency anemia indeed and not due to other deficiency or thalassemia minor. If hemogram was done, red blood cell distribution width RDW of ≥15% and picture of micro...  Read Full »

Please explain my mother's medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I want a medical opinion for my mother who is diabetic for the last 26 years. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload any medical record of your mother, only recent ones about two months old only. Also, go for her blood sugar levels right now and tell me what her blood pressure status is? Is she suffering from any other diseases? Revert back with the reports and...  Read Full »

Is Nurokind-LC for leg cramps safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. She is currently taking iron tablets twice a day (three weeks back she did Hb test, and it was 9 g/dL) and calcium tablets. She has occasional leg cramps, especially when waking up. Last week her gynecologist prescribed her Nurokind-LC twice a day for two...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is usually dilutional anemia at this stage of pregnancy and the requirement is much more. She has been prescribed Nurokind-LC tablet because of cramps in the legs as it is a neurovitamin and also for prophylaxis of megaloblastic anemia as it contains folic aci...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for front thigh pain in a 12-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old son has been complaining about pain on his front thigh (quadriceps) on both legs since he was 3 years old. It happens to him after playing and doing activities like sports and after school. It happens to him at least once a week and it lasts between 12 - 72 hours. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing are signs of malnutrition. There is probably some deficit in protein intake for this child. I would suggest a high protein diet along with some iron supplements for this child. Another rarest of rare possibility can be myasthenia gra...  Read Full »

What is the reason for black stool in a baby who is on iron supplement?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 19 months old and she passed a dark black putty stool today. She has been taking iron supplements for anemia for three and a half months now, and I have never seen a stool like this before. Should I get her checked over at emergency?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dark color stool is probably due to iron supplement, you may be not noticed it previously or it may be that yesterday she has given more amount of iron supplement. Dark color stool due to blood is unlikely if there is no underlying liver disease or swallowed blood du...  Read Full »

Are eating slate pencils and raw rice normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister eats slate pencils of two boxes a day and she also eats raw rice too much. So can you give some medicines which taste like a slate pencil?  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, child eating slate pencils and rice is an indication of severe anemia. Tell your parents to get tested for hemoglobin and start on the iron supplement which increases iron levels and blood levels and reduces craving for these rice and slate pencils. Second, the ...  Read Full »

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