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Hi all,

I just had my first blood test results back after my gastric sleeve which was done on the 19th October 2020. The bloods were taken on 24th Dec 2020. Everything looking great, except the Iron levels which are very high. I'm not taking any iron specific supplements but it is part of my Multivitamin.

Does anyone have any experience of this, should I be worried? I don't feel unwell, have tolerated red meat really well...maybe too well? There is lots of info out there on iron deficiency but not alot the other way round. I'll be seeing my DR on Monday.

Thanks in advance.

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depends on how far out of range it is. If it's only slightly out, you may be fine. Your doctor will let you know if it's an issue...

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Just in case anyone comes across this in future with similar questions, my DR said totally normal to have raised levels so soon after surgery (inflammation response) and no cause for concern. It can be problematic though so always check with a medical professional.

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It could be just the effects of surgery cause surgery & weight loss can cause a lot of our hormones, nutrient levels, etc. to go haywire. But if it is very high & persists yes it can be a problem. Though one that can be simply managed via regularly donating blood.

Hemochromatosis can be an inherited condition or a side effect of other issues. It’s in our family & my brother has it.

Don’t mean to scare you but it is something you should ensure your doctor monitors.

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