Here is a reprint of another popular post I’ve had numerous requests for.
Recently, I was asked about taking iron supplements prior to my total knee replacement surgery. I know from personal experience that the iron supplements are needed due to blood donations. During my pre-op procedure procedure, my surgeon recommended that I donate two pints of my blood. This blood would be “put back into me” during my surgery.
Some trains of thought do not agree with iron supplements for various reasons. However, I am glad that it was recommended as part of my pre-op process. See, after my surgery, the doctor told me that I lost so much blood during the surgery that I was considered borderline anemic. Had I not taken any iron supplements, I am certain it would have been much worse.
As much as I may not have agreed with other pre-op procedures, taking iron supplements is a-okay in my opinion.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing.
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