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... It actually means that your Ferritin and Serum Iron are very low, meaning your body has almost nothing to pull from. I see why the doc said it was undetectable now. We didn't know what he meant by that before, what numbers he was looking at. ... (13 replies)
... I just visited the dr for lab results, he said that my iron count came back as undetectable. This means I have no iron in my blood. I'm new to all this. Please give me any feedback you can. Thank you. ... (13 replies)
... took iron for a couple of months, and got retested. my dr told me that my serum iron was up, but that i still had no stored iron. she said that was fine and that i didn't need to take the supplements any more, even though i don't feel any better. ... (13 replies)

... in according to my doc. And...for example, if you have a 2 Ferritin as I did, how is that counted as no iron. That confuses me because I would have a low serum iron at that time as well. The doc said that after the ferritin is gone then you pull iron from the organs. So does that iron go into circulation as serum iron? ... (13 replies)
... The reason I question the poster's test is that, IMO, serum iron tests are a bit misleading and vary so much. ... (13 replies)
... The reason they tell you to take iron on an empty stomach is because it is best absorbed that way. ... (13 replies)
... I got my iron info from my dr. ... (13 replies)
... FLFLOWERGIRL, I was just curious if they even ran a ferritin on the original poster. She used the term "iron count" and that could just be her serum iron. Which, I'm not sure would be as reliable an indicator as the ferritin. (13 replies)
... I am going to call the dr and ask what my ferritin and iron serum levels are and then I'll let everyone know on Monday. Thanks for the info, I don't know what levels are important and which ones are not. ... (13 replies)
... I was told that anything under 10 Ferritin means no iron. This CAN get very confusing. FLFLOWERGIRL:) (13 replies)
... Do you know what test they ran? Was it the "serum iron" test or the "ferritin" test. It makes a bit of difference. (13 replies)
... and it was virtually undetectable at a whopping 2. He started me on iron iv's right away and a b12 shot.If this does not bring up my iron level i will have to have a blood transfusion.He had told me that he was surprised i was still alive. ... (4 replies)
... Bluiz13--Perhaps it is your periods. Because of the fact that you do have Lupus, you might want to check to see if that is also a possible contributing factor. Sometimes there is also more than one reason for anemia. It's great that you have had good results with the FS supplements. Good luck to you. FLFLOWERGIRL:) (13 replies)
... I think this is all due to my period. It's pretty heavy, but I kind of felt that over the last 6 months it had gotten a little lighter. My gyn told me to try taking (3) ibuprofen every 6 hours and that might help, and it did. I have Lupus and they don't recommend taking birth control pills. Anyway, I just started taking Ferrous Sulfate, 325 mg twice a day. Today is my... (13 replies)
... bluiz13--Sorry that you got the unwanted news. You can post your numbers if you like and we can take a look at them. The first thing is to find out WHY, do you know that yet? Did they start you on supplements? I got this way from heavy periods, there are many different reasons but usually heavy periods. Is that a problem for you? My best advice to you is to read the... (13 replies)
Ferritin questions
Aug 29, 2010
... feel terrible. I see an endocrinologist tomorrow and a hemotologist Friday. My tsh was normal but didn't do any free testing. A random blood sample cortisol level was low. Hoping I find out some answers soon. Thanks for your explaination. ... (2 replies)
... You are basically getting the iron you need to function. But you are not getting enough to store any yet. ... (4 replies)
... I'm a 38yr old female. I'm Anemic and don't know the cause yet. I did lose 70lbs a year ago. I have a Thyroid disorder for many years now, but the level is fine. My Anemia Hemoglobin level is at 9.5 now, from 11.1 a month ago. My doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy done which is schedualed. ... (3 replies)
... I have had several blood transfusions due to bleeding angiodysplasias and take iron tablets. ... (4 replies)
Ferritin levels
Dec 22, 2004
... I had posted earlier about my ferritin level being "less than 5." This was in September and the last ferritin level taken had been in January, and was 1.0. ... (6 replies)

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