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Low Ferritin at -3
Mar 27, 2009
I have been feeling very poor for about a week now, was turned away from giving blood through red cross first time in my adult female life at 11.5. The iron level is usually around 13.

My doctor ordered a lab test, CBC, iron, and something else.

my B12 is high, folate high but ferritin is -3

I am 55, female and post mennapausal for 15 years.
Also have had low thyroid but only on .125 mg levoxyl for 15 years.

Not sure why this is happening, my doctor has now ordered a colonostomy and an egb test.

Can you shed any light on all this?
Hi BearWoman,:wave:

I thought 0 and 1 were low, -3!

I haven't had the capsule scope, but I read on the Mayo Clinic sight that you may never find out why. They say people my age. I'm going on 67. May not find a answer, that it's the only age group that this is common.

So when my test showed nothing I was not surprised.

I pray all goes well with you.

Mine was a whirle wind. Found out had IDA, same day had infusion, three days later had second infusion, when tested week later was uo to 9.3 from 6.5. So three weeks later was uo to 11.0 Than 12.o and now 13.0. Haven't had test for iron level, but think it has to be below 20, because still loosing hair. It was 1.

But am able to do more before getting so tired.

I also have low thyroid. Have been on thyroid since I was 27. 180 mg. , only can take from hog, synthetics don't do anything for me.

Like I said I am praying for you.

Hugs, DianaRo42;)

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