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I've been having similar issues. When my Ferritin came in low like that a few months ago, they had me start on daily iron supplements.

I just had some labs this week and while my Hematocrit and Hemaglobin are ok, if a bit low, my Ferritin and iron absorption are still really low. They are referring me for iron infusions.

The way my GI doc explained it, the Ferritin represents your iron stores. If it stays low, eventually, your hemoglobin will start lowering too since you no longer have those stores to pull from.

My GI doc said the effectiveness of supplements really depends on the cause of the low iron in the first place. In my case, I have absorption issues that we are dealing with.

Good luck figuring things out.





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