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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03-10-2013 14:07 #1
Why don't I have low iron?
03-10-2013 14:08 #2Senior Member
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There's iron in foods other than red meat.
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03-10-2013 14:09 #3
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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03-10-2013 14:16 #4
No I only took folate and only taking vit d now
03-10-2013 14:23 #5
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
03-10-2013 14:29 #6
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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03-10-2013 14:31 #7
I wish I had that problem lol! Mine is way too low
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