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[QUOTE=oldman76;4237720]I recently had blood tests at the VA and I have low Ferrit 8 and RBC is normal 4.83. I have an annual exam on June 3. I do feel tired and walking a distance is an effort. some of the other blood related results also off but don't know what it means.TIBC is 484 and %TIBC is 13. I've always had high ALK PHO 214 but doctors have no concern. I have some Pagets.[/QUOTE]

I have now been on Ferrous Sulfate 325 mg 2x day for 2 months and my ferritin is now 23.9. I had a hemocult card test and was negative. I have been referred to a gastro specialist who I saw and now have scheduled a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have not been taken off the ferrous sulfate. So what can I expect from the tests? If my ferritin is now normal and I stop taking it will it go back down? And if was down because I am loosing blood somewhere, where is it going? Perhaps the test will show something? The doctor used a term "malabsorbtion" which I assume I may not be absorbing iron except the medication did raise my level.





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