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Is it possible to get cancer after taking iron supplement of 100mg for 4 days

Side effects of iron supplements can include: Black stools Constipation Abdominal pain So, these are common side effects that have nothing to do with cancer. In the study described in Medical News ...
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How long does it take for iron supplements to start improving energy levels? Is it instant or gradual?

Ferritin levels of 21 ug/L are on the extreme lower edge of the normal range. You can think about iron stores as follows. A healthy person will have iron stores of a few grams. Since iron is present ...
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Hemoglobin level is not increasing in blood - Why?

Iron supplements will only increase your hemoglobin levels if they are low because you lack iron. Ferritin levels are a better indicator of how much iron you have than hemoglobin. If this is the case, ...
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Why does the package leaflet of Ferrograd C advise not to use in the first 13 weeks of Pregenancy

There has been some concern that iron supplementation early in pregnancy might increase the risk for infections, and hypertension. However, the current Cochrane review of iron and folic acid ...
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Supplementing Iron: every day or every other day?

The summary of 2 small studies (by the same leading author) is that fractional iron absorption (the percent of iron from a given dose absorbed) is greater by 30-50% with supplementation every other ...
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