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Can taking an iron supplement make swelling worse?

I explained my problems with severe swelling to my mother and her answer was to stop taking my iron pill

Could that be related to my swelling?

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 6:29 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I had to take an iron supplement twice a day for the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy and I didn't have a problem with swelling. I drank a ton of water though.
    _Momof3_

    Answer by _Momof3_ at 8:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Do you have low iron. If so I wouldn't stop taking it without a doctors okey. I would also try some gatorade to reduce the swelling. If your electrolytes are messed up, you could be retaining water for that reason. About 8 oc. a day did it for me, but it still took awhile for the water to be expelled. If you don't have low iron stop taking it and see.

    DevilInPigtails

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 6:34 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • I do have low iron even with the supplement and prenatal- or so they said
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:36 PM on Sep. 27, 2009