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Hello Everyone! Getting an RNY has been a great journey that I would do again in a heartbeat. Success whether measured in dress sizes or comorbidities has been success all the way around (Haha! English teacher punny). Unfortunately, Iron absorption is not keeping up with daily life and the Docs are concerned (BTW - this is the only concern as all of my comorbidities are out of the picture). Currently undergoing testing for poor iron absorption; it is consistently low. My concern at this point is going to a hematologist for iron therapies or blood transfusions and what the therapies will involve. Any experience with this?

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I just had tons of bloodwork done in anticipation of revision and found out that I am severely anemic and my D's are low. B's were through the roof. So strange.

I went to a chewable Vitamin and prescription Iron and D. Follow up blood work in a couple of weeks to see if treatment is working. :)

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My dr said to take Vitamin C with my Iron .I take Vitron C.Had sleeve 2011 and bypass Nov 2016,This has kept my iron levels great.

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Hello Everyone! Getting an RNY has been a great journey that I would do again in a heartbeat. Success whether measured in dress sizes or comorbidities has been success all the way around (Haha! English teacher punny). Unfortunately, Iron absorption is not keeping up with daily life and the Docs are concerned (BTW - this is the only concern as all of my comorbidities are out of the picture). Currently undergoing testing for poor iron absorption; it is consistently low. My concern at this point is going to a hematologist for iron therapies or blood transfusions and what the therapies will involve. Any experience with this?


Hello I'm seen a kidney Doctor, with the knowledge of my wls, he send me to the hospital for a Iron sucrose injection, brand name: Venofer, I was there for about two and half hour. Bring something to drink and read. no NPO. This injection can only be done at the hospital. Hope this help.
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I have experience with this. I was referred to a hematologist and ended up getting an Iron infusion. Iron pills and supplements do nothing after a gastric bypass because the part of your digestive tract that absorbs iron, the duodenum and proximal small intestine, are completely bypassed.

I've ended up having 2 iron infusions, 1 each year. This will continue for the rest of my life. I do the day long infusion which is about 6 hours. I take things to read and watch on my phone. There are no side effects of any kind. The upside is that after about a month my energy level is greatly improved. The downside is the cost if you haven't met your deductible for the year. It costs me $1100 each time.

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Anemia is unpleasant, good reminder to watch for it!

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