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Re: Low Ferritin
Mar 19, 2007
If if you have Celiac it prevents the absorption of essential nutrients. So it would not matter what good food you eat it will not matter. that is why my iron level was so low. the blood test is called (ttg)
Re: Low Ferritin
Mar 27, 2007
[QUOTE=steph4477;2871423]Kathy5am, Hope that the bone marrow test goes well. Why didn't your doctor do a iron dextran infusion? Have you ever done that? Did it not work? I just had my first one last week and just now have started to feel OK. It really knocks you for a loop! Do you have heavy cycles? How did your levels get so low. Stephanie[/QUOTE]

I was having heavy cycles. They thought that might be the problem. I had a pelvic ultrasound which showed endometrial problems and fibroids so I had a hysterectomy. That was three months ago. My level has dropped even more and I'm not have periods anymore. What is the iron dextran infusion. The venofer was given by IV. The doctor's are looking for hidden bleeding now. Colonoscopy Thursday.

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