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Mindymork62MMindymork62 Posts: 207
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone been told to not take an iron supplement a week before surgery? I was told to not take anti-inflammatory meds., but what about iron? My surgery is August 10th and my pre-op is August 4th. I'm having screws removed and other things done at L 3/4 and L 4/5.


  • HI,
    I have always been told to stop all vitamins, herbal products, etc and to only use the med's the dr has ok'd until surgery.
  • I am not aware of any contraindication with the supplementation of iron prior to surgery. As a matter of fact, there are patients who donate their own blood one month prior to big surgeries, like knee/hip replacements, and have to take iron during that month to build the hematocrit back to a normal level.

    Do check with your surgeon or anesthesia team.

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