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Causes of low ferritin levels

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
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
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
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
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: But taking thyroid and iron together might decrease the absorption of the thyroid replacement.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 29 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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