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Too much iron in the blood on two tests. Would taking multivitamins cause this?

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Yes it would. But we are not a medical website. Go to WebMD.com for answers.

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it depends what your normal level has been all along, everyone has a different level that's how they get the averages. If yours is dropped radically then that's why they're doing the investigation.
You can add iron to your diet by eating leafy green vegetables as well as possibly trying a multivitamin that has an iron component to it or there are iron tablets that you can take over the counter but you have to be very careful because they cause severe constipation. And usually with the constipation the cure is worse than the disease.
When you don't understand what the doctor tells you it's important for you to tell him that so that he can put it in language that you do understand.
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Supplements are most likely to cause side effects or harm when people take them instead of prescribed medicines or when people take many supplements in combination. Some supplements can increase the risk of bleeding or, if a person takes them before or after surgery, they can affect the person's response to anesthesia. Dietary supplements can also interact with certain prescription drugs in ways that might cause problems. Here are just a few examples:
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Be cautious about taking dietary supplements if you are pregnant or nursing. Also, be careful about giving them (beyond a basic multivitamin/mineral product) to a child. Most dietary supplements have not been well tested for safety in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children.

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As a side note, I have a real problem with a nurse disclosing test results to any patient. They are NOT the doctor.... All test results should be discussed between the patient and the doctor. HIPAA rules may have been violated here (Your patient rights)..

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