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causes of low ferritin levels in children

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to see your : Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss.

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means the person mentioned is likely iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss. The most common cause of low ferritin in p ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
29 years experience Pathology
Mild to moderate iron deficiency: This kind of iron deficiency is very common in young women and can be related to heavy periods a diet rich in iron such as red meats and leaky this i ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
30 years experience Urology
Ferritin: The cause of the low ferritin levels is more likely to effect your erections than the levels them selves.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not reported: Fatigue, dizziness, headache,weakness, ringing in the ears, irritability, leg pains and shortness of breath. Anxiety has not been reported, though al ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
No: But taking thyroid and iron together might decrease the absorption of the thyroid replacement.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
U R iron deficient: Probably. You'll start feeling tired before you become anemic as the iron that your cells need for metabolism are deficient. You need to find out why ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Anemia: Low ferritin indicates low stores of iron in the body and predisposes the person to anemia. It is not related to osteoporosis/bone mass.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
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