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[QUOTE=Stefarina;3160830] [B]I have a ferritin level of 5.[/B] I know that ferritin is the level of iron stored in your body. Should I be alarmed that mine is a level 5????
Any advise would be welcomed.
Thanks, Stefarina[/QUOTE]
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][B][COLOR="Navy"]When my ferritin drops below 100 my Hematologist orders an IV iron infusion (Infed). We don't go by the other numbers. (Hemoglobin, iron sat etc.) She said that those other numbers can fluctuate daily.

My low ferritin is because I had a gastric bypass and don't absorb iron orally anymore. I receive an iron infusion every 6-8 months.
Before I had a diagnosis my ferritin dropped to 10. I was dizzy and exhausted. How are you feeling? You should definitely talk to a doctor.

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