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    Default Why don't I have low iron?

    My bloods came back as having normal iron levels, but I have virtually no iron at all. I may have very small amount if red meat once a week

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    There's iron in foods other than red meat.

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    I guess you must be getting as much as you need. Iron can be found in lots of other foods other than red meat. Are you taking any vitamins?

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    No I only took folate and only taking vit d now

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    Not in my second trimester but dropping in - I have a lot of issues with iron and it's actually found in a lot of green leafy veges etc. So if you eat that sort of stuff that could be your source I wouldnt be too concerned

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    Have you ever been tested for haemacromatosis? It's where your blood has too much iron.
    I have it and so when I have pregnancy bloods my iron always comes back as either normal or slightly high?

    You just get a blood test from your dr and it will tell you if you do or not.

    It's genetic so both parents have to either have it or be a carrier.

    When my iron gets to high I get the same symptoms that you would get should your iron be low - fatigue etc. and I have to get blood drained if it gets really high - just donate to the Red Cross

    It can be dangerous if you don't manage it, so it's worth getting tested just to be sure


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    I wish I had that problem lol! Mine is way too low

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    Have you ever been tested for haemacromatosis? It's where your blood has too much iron.
    I have it and so when I have pregnancy bloods my iron always comes back as either normal or slightly high?

    You just get a blood test from your dr and it will tell you if you do or not.

    It's genetic so both parents have to either have it or be a carrier.

    When my iron gets to high I get the same symptoms that you would get should your iron be low - fatigue etc. and I have to get blood drained if it gets really high - just donate to the Red Cross

    It can be dangerous if you don't manage it, so it's worth getting tested just to be sure


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    Mmm Interesting. They didn't say it was really high or anything else about it. I do get very worn out and fatigued. I do know that when I have even just a bit of meat or 2mg of iron only, I get very constipated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Mmm Interesting. They didn't say it was really high or anything else about it. I do get very worn out and fatigued. I do know that when I have even just a bit of meat or 2mg of iron only, I get very constipated.
    Yeah mine doesn't get really high during pregnancy, it usually just comes up normal (obviously because its normally high - during pregnancy it isn't) but sometimes it's slightly high.
    Worth getting checked?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    Yeah mine doesn't get really high during pregnancy, it usually just comes up normal (obviously because its normally high - during pregnancy it isn't) but sometimes it's slightly high.
    Worth getting checked?


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