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Hi,
I am new to this board. Although I have been battling anemia for years. I think I am worse this time than I have been in the past.I can barely get out of bed. My husband is very unsupportive he says that I should just make myself get up and do what needs to be done. It is nice to find a place that understands what I am going through.
My ferritin is 3.2
Iron saturation is 6%
How bad are these levels?
My hemoglobin and hematocrit are normal.
My RBC level is actually high. How could this be if I am anemic.
I have had iron transfusions in the past and my PCP is sending me to a hematologist next week to see about him giving me an iron transfusion.
I understand what the ferritin is but I don't understand what the iron saturation level means.
Thank you,
Jennifer
Hey there, I believe that the saturation is a percentage of the total amount of iron in your body. When I went for my IV last Monday, I tried to talk my way out of it because I was scared. The nurse told me then, your saturation is below 2% and my hematologist was not going to let me get out of the IV. I thought since my HGB had fluctuated anywhere from 6 to almost 9 in 2 months I might not need it. That is when I learned that the HGB is not the only thing they review. I think she said they wanted to see saturation levels at a minimum 20%, maybe?

My ferratin was very low as well. My CBC results had me extremely low on everything except platelets which doc said is not unusual for someone who has anemia and my WBC was normal, which was a good thing and I want to say my RBC was normal too.





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