My blood iron is not improving so the doctor is thinking of sending me for intravenous iron. He didn't give me a name of the iron treatment, just said it will take 3 hours to administer. Just wondering if it will have a binding affect on my bowel movements or does the constipation affect by-pass the bowel. Because of the stricture, I'm really concerned.
Several years ago, I had an intravenous treatment called iron dextra to increase red blood cells. It took a week or two to start feeling better before the body built up enough red blood cells. Don't know if this is the same or different? Guess it's something to ask the next time I go in?