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Re: My ferritin
Sep 9, 2008
I went to the dermotologist last week because my hair seems to be falling out faster than normal. She checked my ferritin and it was 13, so she has me taking iron and vitamin C twice a day. About 5 months ago, I had a surgery that called endometrial ablasion because my periods were so heavy that I literally would be home-bound for a day or two each month.

I am just wondering why my iron is now low, so long after the surgery. I would not have been surprised if it was low before the surgery. I am wondering if this is a delayed reaction to years of heavy bleeding? I called my OB this week and asked them if they had checked my iron before the surgery. She said that my hemoglobin was normal, but they did not actually test my ferritin level at the time. Is it possible for the hemoglobin to be normal but the ferritin to be low?

I am encouraged to hear that you ladies have been able to raise your level of ferritin, but my dermotolgist said they like it to be 70! How will I ever get it that high?

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