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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Same thing: Iron storage protein.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Your level is above the normal but not too high. You should consult your doctor especially if there is a family history of iron disorder, such as hemo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
It is high: A liver specialist or hematologist should evaluate you. Sometimes hemachromatosis
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not 'bad', a warning: What would be 'bad' would be if you actually have hemochromatosis, which will kill you horribly if it's not treated, and it's missed because your phys ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This is serious: You have hemochromatosis until proved otherwise, and this is probably why your alt is disturbingly high. Just how much of a workup you want is between ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: You may try changing to a vitamin preparation without iron. Vitamins for men usually have less iron.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Iron supplements: You discuss the issue with your doctor and start prescription iron supplements. You do not mention whether your hemoglobin is normal or what your seru ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Iron deficiency: These results are diagnostic of iron deficiency anemia, which is usually due to excessive blood loss. In menstruating women, it's typically a result ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Any time: Iron supplementation can be started any time, specifically if your bloodwork is consistent with anemia. Best would be under the direction of your doc ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doctor: You are quite iron deficient but your hemoglobin/hematocrit are not critically low. You can probably exercise, though you may tire more easily. If you ... Read More
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