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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer. The highest levels are seen in an uncommon entity called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. You may consult this si ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. ... Read More
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
No: Not lupus, but other inflammatory conditions like RA or malignancy can elevate levels.
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.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
That is a very high: level and implies a hereditary condition or getting a lot of it. (many transfusions, a LOT of iron vitamins). Mostly, HEMOCROMATOSIS .. a hereditary c ... Read More
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. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Ferritin levels per se will not cause symptoms. Low ferritin levels are an indication of iron deficiency and you may be anemic, if so, weakness, palen ... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Causes: Ferritin is an acute phase reactant that is it can be elevated during imflamation, infection, cancer etc...
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Rayapudi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be normal: Typically sickness causes Ferritin levels to go up. It can be repeated later on in few weeks along with an iron panel.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This is serious: Heavy monthly loss may explain it, but you're losing blood from a stomach ulcer or GI tumor until proved otherwise. Your physician will get right on t ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Low ferritin: Low ferritin levels are often the precursor to iron deficiency anemia, and there are many causes of low ferritin levels: excessive blood loss (due to ... Read More
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