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... Firstly, your iron levels on your blood test are simply and indication of how much iron was there at the time of the blood test. Your iron goes up and down all day long, depending on the foods you eat, drink, your menstrual cycle etc. ... (7 replies)
... I've been suffering from tellogen effluvium for about a year now. It's getting so bad that I'm desperate. I had my iron levels checked by my GP this week and he called and said normal. Total iron is 176 and Ferritin 19, and I'm female and 28 yrs. ... (7 replies)
... d say normal. I just got told a month or so ago my Ferritin was a 19 and my GI Dr wanted to do a colonoscopy to see if internal bleeding. Currently I am taking iron supplements per my regular Dr and will reck my iron and ferritin 6 wks after taking them. ... (7 replies)

... y doctor says normal. I'm not sure of the levels though. My period is heavy because of my IUD, which is why I thought I had low iron. Do you know why my total iron is on the higher side, but ferritin is low? ... (7 replies)
... Berty, did you make your appt with the hematologists??? I was wondering because my iron serum is high (always) and my ferritin is always around 20-22. Sandra Dee (7 replies)
... On my last two iron tests over the last two years my transferrin is below the normal limit. ... (0 replies)
... You are not going crazy and the low iron is most definitely causing you to feel constant tiredness, no motivation and some people even suffer depression. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for your response about the same symptoms on the Freeing feet and hands. But do you think having normal everything else related to iron can cause symptoms everything but the Ferrritin? ... (4 replies)
... OK, I was just here to read the messages, find some information before I go for my first iron infusion tomorrow afternoon (and yes, I am nervous (read that scared poopless), and had no intention whatsoever of actually posting, but after reading the "20lb bags of 'the right kind of ice' from the stores that had the best ice." quote, I laughed out loud (and co-workers peeked... (24 replies)
... ut last year my hemoglobin was around 8. I have been taking Ferrous Sulfate supplements for over 3 months and I don't feel any better. My doctor has recommended iron infusion treatments, but I want to treat the actual root cause and not the symptom. ... (1 replies)
... My understanding is that the ferritin measures your iron stores... ... (24 replies)
... I've had a number of doctors who wouldn't run tests or give me information on what illnesses cause hair loss. ... (29 replies)
... the ones that are being used by the laboratory that is doing the testing. There are many kinds of anemia. Some of which are not expressed in absolute amounts of iron but in shapes and capacities of red blood cells to carry oxygen. ... (4 replies)
... That would make a lot more sense. If your iron count was 82 you would not be anemic as a result of iron deficiency. You can be anemic from other health issues. ... (4 replies)
... My husband is a physician, but is a Pain Specialist, so Hematology is not his area of expertise. Things in that area of understanding are moving fast, as are the natural ways of treatment. When I took Sennokot before, I just had slipery stools, that were still rock hard, giving me hemorrhoids. ... (19 replies)
... I am trying to understand because my MD (pain manager) who takes care of my fibromyalgia and hypothyroid is worried about the high serum and not the low ferritin. He is open to my researching my conditions so hopefully he will "hear" about the ferritin being to low. thanks sandra dee (7 replies)
... I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to your question. But, as you are going to a hematologist, he/she will be able to answer it. As far as the thyroid is concerned, the newest guidelines state that a TSH of 3.0 is the upper limit (abve this hypothyroid), and 0.3 is the lower limit (hyper). Anything above a 2.0 is suspect for hypo, though maybe not treated. Also, a low... (7 replies)
... While 19 is low, it is not necessarily deficiency. The most liberal standard I have found is in the area of Clinical Nutrition, which puts deficiency at below 20 ferritin. Many other mainstream studies, including hematology are lower. That is not to say that you might not feel better at a higher level. Do you have any older records that demonstrate a pattern where you had... (7 replies)
... I got my blood labs back from the doc today, but it wasn't without a hitch. I just found out today that, the iron level as well as te TIBC should have been done after fasting for 12 hours. My dr. didn't mention this, and the tests were done on me, with no fasting at all. ... (3 replies)
... I don't know what to think about those tests and what you were told. ... (3 replies)




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