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I am 50... went for routine blood work.. find out I have anemia.. went for more Bloodwork to test my iron... this showed my iron was too High.....results here:

[B]Transferin Serum[/B] ...............365 (High) .......Normal 188-341 u

[B]Total Iron Binding Capacity[/B] ...249 (High) ....Normal 40-190 u

[B]TIBC[/B]...............................456 (High)..........Normal 250-450 u

[B]% Saturation[/B] ................... .55 (High)...........Normal 11-50 u

[B]FERRITIN[/B]..........................9 (LOW).............Normal 10- 232 u

Went for another test to rule out if I had hemochromatosis (iron over load due to genetic factors) this was Negative.. so that is ruled out..

Sent to a Hematologist ...He appears to be more concerned with the Low Iron mentioning I might need pills or intravenous to get this up ....he seemed less concerned about the elevated Iron results , he said these can flucuate daily where the [B]FERRITIN[/B] is more of a stable number... (been having more periods than I should.. peri menopause & all that)...

He spoke how these elevated Iron levels are due to inflammation.. (been reading all about Anemia of Chronic Inflammation, not sounding good at all)...my father has rheumatoid arthritis pretty bad...(so genetically yeah this could come upon me)..

For now.. I feel very good.. would have never expected to hear I had anemia !....

Getting more blood tests Monday for:

CBC & differential
Iron & TIBC
Ferrritin
Sedimentation rate, automated
Vitamin B12
Folate
Reticocytes
C-reactive Protein, Quantitative

What is he Looking for , trying to rule out ?? ... as I understand inflammation can also point to a cancer growing in our bodies.. hard to not be troubled and worried what may lie ahead here..

Anyone been through this.. and what was found.. I just need to be realistic here.. thank you





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