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 iron supplements cause bloating of the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I had arrhythmia problems last month, and nothing came up in the heart studies. But I started feeling bloated with time, and for the last four weeks, my body temperature is slightly higher (37.3 to 37.4). A couple of days ago, I started feeling nauseous and realized a bump right above my...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and the reason for being anxious about this recently appearing bump in the stomach area for the last few months. Thankfully your heart was clear. Well, simple things first: The temperature changes in you are due to physiologic variation...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the laboratory reports of my wife and suggest.

Query: Hi doctor,Kindly see the laboratory reports of my wife. She is pregnant. Her age is 30 years. Our doctor has given certain medicines of vitamins, iron, etc.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My hearty congratulations for becoming a father. The reports of your wife are all in their normal limits (attachment removed to protect patient identity) except for the iron studies, which is usually low in the pregnant women. I suggest your wife Iron tablets daily from ...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure with headaches. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old (female) and for two weeks, my systolic blood pressure has been over 135 and diastolic approximately 89 with 90 bpm at rest. My blood pressure is usually around 110/75 mmHg with 70-80 bpm at rest. I get sharp headaches that come and go, but some do not go for extended pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about your blood pressure and it can be reactionary increase due to all your other problems. You are having acid peptic disease and anemia. Iron supplements tend to increase acid peptic disease. So, be off Iron supplements for a few days and begin it slowl...  Read Full »

How do birth control packs work?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking birth control pills, and I have a 28 pack. After three weeks of white pills and one week of sugar pills, I stopped taking sugar pills for a week. What do I do to continue taking sugar pills? Can I just continue taking them, or else shall I take sugar pills two weeks in a row?...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, those are not sugar pills. They are iron pills that are included to maintain iron stores in case you have excessive bleeding. So if you have not taken them for a week, then it is fine to take them in next week. There is no need to take additional doses or taking t...  Read Full »

Can other Vitamins and Calcium tablets be taken with Vitamin C and Iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old female. Currently, I am taking iron tablets along with vitamin C. It helps to provide relief from headaches. I want to know whether I can take vitamin K and D along with it.   Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can take vitamin B12 tablets along with vitamin C. It is completely safe. At this age, you do not require vitamin K and D as these are enough in your body. When it is taken in high quantity, it can become toxic to you. You need to include ...  Read Full »

How to cure anemia fast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 58 years old. I am anemic. Last time, I went to the hospital and had six units of blood. After getting some blood, I felt fine. But now, I am weak again. What can I do for a quick fix for this problem? They found no internal bleeding. I cannot do this anymore, and I have no energ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna Koya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a common problem. Do not worry. You did not mention whether you are taking iron supplements. If not, please start taking them so that you can improve your hemoglobin. Also, do regular Hb checkups after taking the supplement to rule out any problem in iron absor...  Read Full »

What should I do to increase my persistent low hemoglobin level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I am a pre-diabetic with vitamin D deficiency and a low hemoglobin level. My hemoglobin levels are always below 12. I have reports of more than three to four years, and it has never crossed 12. I am vegetarian, and that could be one of the reasons as per the d...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level is slightly low, along with low MCV (mean corpuscular volume) and PCV (packed cell volume). It seems most likely to be iron deficiency anemia, for which you can be prescribed Ferrous ascorbate tablet for one or two months. You can investigat...  Read Full »

Do my blood reports suggest I am anemic?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a blood test done. Please find the attached reports. Please let me know if I need to take any specific medicine. When I searched on the internet, I found that I may be anemic. Please reply.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports attached here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). High TIBC (total iron binding capacity) indicates low iron in the body. Low transferrin saturation again indicates low iron and so does the low mean corpuscle volume. I suggest you tab...  Read Full »

Can I conceive this month based on my reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and married for 4 years now. I am 5.2 and obese. This is my scan report. Can you please tell me if I can conceive this month? I previously had PCOS. Currently, I am using ayurveda medicines. I heard that delayed ovulation rupture does not cause pregnancy. Also, my hus...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your husband has teratospermia (sperm with abnormal morphology), he will have to meet andrologist and get started with medications. For you, I suggest Folic acid sup...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment to become a father.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sperm count of less than 10 million per mL. The semen analysis reported as follows: Volume 3 mL, abnormal forms 0℅, motility - rapidly progressive 20℅, sluggishly progressive 20℅, non progressive10℅ and immotile 50℅, pus cells 10-12/HPF and vitality 50℅. What are the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your sperm count is low and immotile sperm count is high, there is 40% to 50% chance. But, definitely there is a treatment for the same. Please consult your specialist doctor. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icl...  Read Full »

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