Iron Deficiency Anaemia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

I had a bit of nightmare getting my iron infusion this time around, as I swapped GP surgeries and no-one there seemed to be able to understand the term “Does not tolerate oral iron”! Anyway, after multiple phone calls, appointments and repeat blood tests, then a final appointment to remind them that I can’t tolerate oral iron (doh), I finally got my infusion this week, a whole 3 months after they initially found it was low (doh again)!

So, anyway, I wanted to talk a little bit about iron-deficiency anaemia in IBD; what it is and how it’s treated, as it’s a pretty common extra-intestinal manifestation that many of us deal with.

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