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Reply to "Iron Deficiency Anemia"

 I give myself a B 12 shot every month, and have been doing so since my colon was removed.    B12 is absorbed from food in the colon, hence the need to supplement it once the colon is removed.  But B12 is different than iron, which is your problem.

When I had the J pouch, and chronic pouchitis, I had chronic anemia with low ferritin levels and low H&H.  episodic iron infusions corrected this.   Now I t's fairly clear that the problem was chronic anemia from inflammation,  as the problem hasn't presented  with the k pouch.   Don't we count our blessings!

 All this to say I can't really answer your question. Sorry. You might want to rule out whether there is any inflammation. They can test for levels of inflammation.   Also,  it might be helpful to review your diet with a dietitian to confirm whether you're getting enough iron. Or try supplements, although I found them tough on my stomach. Keep us posted as it's an important topic. Janet 

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