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Ferro and INR

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ATHENS1964

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I had today blood test and the Ferro (41 normal is 60 - 160 μg/dL) and the hematocrit (33. normal is 40-52%) .
The doctor recommended that I take ferro for two months he said the ferro do not affect the INR
Ιs anyone taking ferro for treatment or does anyone know anything ?
 

vitdoc

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You are anemic from the surgical blood loss.. Iron (Ferro) is needed to make hemoglobin and therefore new red blood cells. So within a month or so you should be back to a normal blood count. Shouldn’t have much effect on the INR.
 

Pete81

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I was really quite anemic after my surgery. So I took Iron supplements for quite some time to. Iron went up rather slowly so kept on taking them for a bit longer than two months, never a problem with my INR. Can’t remember if it was written on the box but I think taking them in the morning whilst avoiding Tea, Coffee or Milk (just around that time) is best for the uptake. At the same time you can have a look what foods contain iron, some of those are taken up more efficiently by the body, like chicken and beef but also several types of beans.
 

DachsieMom

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Same here. Mine was 7, but I became anemic due to heavy blood loss during my period from warfarin. Iron supplements did not affect my Inr.
 
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