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Effect of calcium and iron tablet, triple A cal, Cofol - Z - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   Hello Dr. AAAAAAA
User :   Needed a clarity
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   during my pregnancy that is 3 years ago
User :   the gynac had recomended me to take calcium and iron tablets
User :   which i still continue to take sue to iron deficiency
User :   is there a proble with that
User :   for calcium it was Triple A cal
User :   and Iron its Cofol - Z
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how did you know that there is iron deficiency? when did you last do the blood test?
User :   had done it during pregancy ie 3 years back as my haemoglobin count was aroung 9
User :   my mom is also anemic
Doctor :   i suggest you to get a blood test done
Doctor :   get a complete blood count and serum calcium levels too
User :   i had stopped taking these tablets after a few years but recently in a couple of months i lost about 8 kgs
Doctor :   if there is low hemoglobin
User :   so i restared with these tablets
Doctor :   then continue supplements
Doctor :   if it is more than 12
Doctor :   no need to take them
User :   ok
Doctor :   instead you could just follow a diet ruch in iron and calcium
Doctor :   get these tests done
User :   ok
Doctor :   and get back to us for the next advise
User :   i have lost aroung 8 kgs in about 2 months
User :   anythign to be concerned
Doctor :   meanwhile till then you can continue the tablets
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it needs an evauation
Doctor :   evaluation*
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you need to see a general physcian
Doctor :   a thorough examination has to be done
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   for anemia, thyroid , and diabetes, blood pressure too has to be checked
Doctor :   and these tests may be needed
User :   h ok
Doctor :   1. complete blood count and hemoglobin
Doctor :   2.urine routine and microanalysis
Doctor :   3.random blood sugars
Doctor :   4.thyroid profile
Doctor :   5 blood urea and serum creatnine
Doctor :   you could talk to your doctor for additional tests
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   yes sure
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me?
User :   no thats it
User :   thank you very uch
User :   much
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