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causes of high serum iron levels

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron: You are likely post-menopausal and are not losing iron through menstrual bleeding. If you have been taking iron supplements, it is time to stop. TIBC ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Agreed: Based on a low Ferritin and Iron I too would expect a high TIBC. However, tests are not always in agreement with logic. On face value it would appear ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron: This is unusual for a young male. It reflects a relative iron overload. I recommend a serum ferritin test. It is possible your intestine over-absor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Yes and maybe : Would normally consider testing for haemochromatosis with this picture. Symptoms include lethargy arthritis and diabetes although usually no symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Ferritin : F.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Haluk Tezcan
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: Serum iron levels are not a good test to make treatment decisions as it is very variable and do not reflect inappropriate iron deposition. Ferritin l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Hi ferritin: High ferritin can indicate iron excess. You made the right decision. Ferritin usually reflects iron stores. High ferritin can occasionally reflect inf ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Need more info: A complete history is needed! What other Med problems u have? The possibilities are many: anemia w elevated ferritin and normal MCV could be chronic d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the ... Read More
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