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causes of low ferritin levels

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Ferritin: The cause of the low ferritin levels is more likely to effect your erections than the levels them selves.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary or testes?: In general, persistent low testosterone (not transient from acute sickness) is due to dysfunction in pituitary ("master gland"), or testes glands. Che ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Woltman
29 years experience General Surgery
Depends: 1 excess intake 2 hemochromatosis, a condition leading to accumulation of iron. Treated with medications and phlebotomy, or periodic removal of blood ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Multiple possible.: If a patient has had recent surgery, that might be the cause. B12 and Folic Acid deficiencies can cause a high MCV (ie, it can represent a nutritiona ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Dehydration and PV: Dehydration means not enough water in your body. If your red cells are the same, the Hb and Hct will show a higher concentration. PV or polycythemia v ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: But taking thyroid and iron together might decrease the absorption of the thyroid replacement.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is anoth ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Rare: Progesterone is a precursor to a variety of hormones in men and women. It is elevated in women, but rarely in men who are not taking Progesterone for ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Anemia of low iron: The blood results you describe would go along with iron deficiency anemia and in a person of your age likely due to not enough iron intake to make bac ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will ca ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Who cares: Does not matter check k mg phos.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
No: High alts may indicate problems, but low normal alts are fine. They are never dangerous in themselves. There are a few rare diseases where alts may be ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise toleran ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: It does not appear that you have abnormal iron stores. Your fatigue and anxiety may be related. Please ask your doctor if you may be depressed as that ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely: The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin. Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Low blood sugar: It could be: 1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely 2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely. You need to see your docto ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See internist: This problem is so complex that I would urge you to see an internal medicine doctor ASAP. Gluten-intolerance is one condition you will need to rule ou ... Read More
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