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How long to recover from anemia? How long to recover from anemia?

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Unread 04-15-2007, 07:24 PM
How long to recover from anemia?

For those who had anemia solely caused by menorrhagia: how long after the hysterectomy did it take for your anemia to go away? And did you take iron supplements post-surgery?

I was diagnosed as borderline prior to surgery ("9" they told me), and I'm currently taking a daily multivitamin with iron. My surgeon prescribed iron prior to surgery but not afterward. Recovery is going well but I still tire rather easily and sometimes I'm short of breath, as if I'm at high altitude. (Or is that just a surgery aftereffect.)

Thanks for sharing your experiences!
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Unread 04-15-2007, 07:54 PM
How long to recover from anemia?

My Dr. told me I would need to take iron for 2-3 months after surgery to build up my iron stores. I was very anemic. No blood transfusions but very close. Before surgery I was taking three 300mg tablets a day. Since surgery I have been taking two.
Unread 04-16-2007, 11:04 AM
How long to recover from anemia?

I was so anemic before surgery that my Dr wouldn't do the surgery without a transfusion. I had the transfusion on Sunday, surgery on Monday.I could tell a difference immediantly. I felt better the day after my LAVH than I had in months. I am now taking 1 iron tablet daily and feel wonderful. I go for my 4 week post op tomorrow and am anxious to see what my hemoglobin is.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 11:46 AM
How long to recover from anemia?

Hi ,

I had my surgery last August, and I am still anemic. The dr. told me that it can take up to a year to totally replace what you have lost previously. It took longer than just one period to become anemic and use up our reserve of iron. Yes, I take iron twice a day. I still get tired, but not as tired as before, it does get better
Unread 04-17-2007, 04:48 PM
How long to recover from anemia?

Thanks everybody! That gives me an idea of what to expect. Looks like we're heading in the right direction after all

Take care and good luck with your recoveries.

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