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    Default Anyone had an iron transfusion

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I am having one on Friday and a bit unsure what to expect

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    yep. took 6 hrs. so boring.

    just like a blood transfusion, only takes longer. Nothing to worry about, but take a book

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    Default Anyone had an iron transfusion

    Yep I had one a couple of years ago. Took about two hours, completely painless except for the slight feeling of needle going in. I found it pretty relaxing really as I got to chill out and read magazines. Oh and I went during work time and just went straight back into work afterwards.

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    Default Re: Anyone had an iron transfusion

    Im a nurse who gives at least three iron transfusions a week. Its very easy. Youll get a cannula put in your arm first which can hurt a bit but after that its painless. We give our patients some phenergan before hand to ward off any irritation it might cause and it also makes them slightly drowsy which they love. It takes around 3-4hrs and youll be able to go home straight away. You might get some slight discolouration at the site where it went in but this will go in a few days. It might also take a week or two to feel any major improvement so just bear that in mind. And take something to keep you occupied

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    Lots of boredom. Take a book. I was 30 weeks pregnant last time and SO uncomfortable.

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    My mum did. Said it was boring too, just sitting while it gets done.

    Do you mind be asking why you need it? My mum was misdiagnosed as to the reason why she needed iron.

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    Thanks!! We are literally off to the hospital now as my 2 yo is having an iron infusion. Bag packed full of entertainment.

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    thanks everyone. im 32 weeks pregnant and for some reason when i carry girls my iron disappears. im normally low in iron anyway but there is also the risk of me going into early labour so they want to do it to make sure i have enough in case i do go early.

    my midwife told me i would be there for 8 hours. just a little bit nervous of how it will make me feel afterwards.

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    Default Re: Anyone had an iron transfusion

    I had one 10 days or so after having my ds, I had a really bad reaction and had to stop it immediately, couldn't continue. It was bloody awful and I also think I was misdiagnosed in needing it in the first place as I was admitted under a general medical team and spoke to obs about it later and they seemed to think it was all dilutional as I was admitted for fluid overload. I'm a nurse so knew how to stop the infusion while I waited for the nurse to answer the call bell. I'm sure you'll be fine but some people do react.

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    Hi Can i know when and why you've been asked to do an iron transfusion? I'm concerned with my iron levels as my recent Ferritin level is 7. Just wondering if my gynae will arrange this as an option for me in case it's not increasing with the iron supplement I'm taking. I'm in my 28th week btw. THanks.


 

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