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My lips turn red after supplementation with iron
Hi, all.

My lips turn red since supplementing with iron. Don't know if it is a
good sign or not. My lips used not to be so red before. But I found that
they turn paler after the cycle.

I noticed (Since my lips turn red) many people on the street/even on the
TV don't have that red lips. But some do have. Does that mean quite a
few people do have mild anemia, but not corrected yet? Or it is me that
has been overmedicated?

What about you?

Thanks.
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440728 tn?1234648902
Hi, actually I think your lips going more red is an indication that your iron medication is working and sending up your Hb levels. Because a classic symptom of anaemia is pale lips! But as anaemia can develop slowly over time, people don't often notice themselves that there lips have become extra pale. So I imagine that is what has happened in your case and now the iron's working and it's turning your lips back to a normal good red colour. I may be wrong but hope this helps. If you're really worried double check with your doc. Also the fact that your lips turned more pale after your cycle is also an indication that you were more anaemic at this time, which would be understandable as you will have lost blood during your period, which of course would make the anaemia worse at this time.
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