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Blood test iron levels

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: The amount of blood taken for two tests is not enough to induce iron deficiency.

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Your doctor has to specifically order the test to detect thc. This is not a routine test. Chances are your doctor was only looking at other important... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No, and no: Your physician has no interest in determining whether you are smoking weed like many (most?) other kids. Your blood won't be tested and it would be il... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need for evaluation: High protein diet does not increase serum globulins. An enlarged spleen warrants an investigation to determine the cause and you need to consult your ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Need eval: I am concerned about the big spleen in your case. High globulin can be caused by many things including chronic inflammation, liver disease, rheumatolo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Need test: First you need to star iron replacement and must get urgent check up to. Find out why you have low iron, reasons can range simple issues to more serio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Anemia refers to a low hemoglobin or hematocrit. If yours is low than you probably have iron deficient anemia and may benefit from iron supplements.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Hormones?: There are many possibilities, the most common is being a female. If you smoke or drink a ton of caffeine, that could also do it. Anxiety can also cau... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Your tests do not: suggest that any inflammation or anemia is going on. So , finding is against IBD. You may need further testing with colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or bari... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clarify: Is this a serum iron level substantially below the reference range? Are you also anemic? Is your total iron binding capacity up? If you are iron defic... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: If you are anemic, it may take 4-6 weeks. You could replace all of your iron stores with an intravenous infusion of iron. Talk to your doctor about it... Read More

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