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[QUOTE=schao;3345448]Thank you for your replies!!!!
I was taking iron supplements, but I quit taking those about 3 weeks before my blood test. The only other thing I take is a multivitamin. Would that make the results off?
How does ferritin get raised? And yes, I do have TONS of hair shedding :confused:


If your multivitamin contained iron, it would make the serum iron results elevated. Otherwise, it could have to do with the meal you ate the day before, etc. Serum iron levels are really volatile and I really don't think many doctors pay attention to them any more. They will either use your ferritin or the %Saturation levels.

You raise your ferritin levels (iron stores) by taking iron supplements consistently and eating iron rich food. Also, by taking care of the excess bleeding that is causing the deficiency in the first place.

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