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Old 08-01-2004, 05:49 PM
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Just a note as far as your anemia, Please don't second guess the doctor's orders..

It can take up to a year for your iron (Fe) stores to repelte themselves after being anemic for a long time, even once your hemaglobin (HgB) and hematocrit (Hct.) are back up.

If you were on the patch to prevent bleeding.. you may take a while befor you can stop your iron and feel OK.. Being low on iron can damage your heart and other organs.


You may want to request a follow-up ith a hematologist to monitor your ferritin levels, and also find out WHAT is causing your heavy bleeding... Maybe hormone therapy isn't the only way to treat what is causing your anemia?

Val
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