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As a non-professional, I would say that your hemoglobin is VERY low. That is why the GI doc is concerned. The ferritin and serum iron aren't as important--they reflect your iron stores. My ferritin is at a 5; however, I am no longer anemic with some iron supplementation.

It is sort of dangerous to have any surgery that causes more bleeding when your hemoglobin is that low. The iron infusion could help with that enough so you can get through the surgery. I'm wondering if they couldn't try some other things for awhile before the D&C. The Mirena IUD could be inserted and that controls bleeding pretty well and lasts for several years.

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