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high iron saturation levels in blood

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
33 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Room for iron!: Most of the body's iron is bound to that red stuff in our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The rest is bound to proteins, like the blood protein transferr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Suspicious: Further testing is necessary to definitively diagnose hemochromatosis. The elevated transferrin level makes it much more likely but the test should be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Early warning: Your physcian will sort out early iron deficiency, which produces tiredness before it produces anemia, and its mimcs which include the effects of chro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
PTH: Low vitamin d or a diet low in calcium can cause PTH elevation in the setting of normal calcium. Also kidney problems can cause a similar process due ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficienc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Needs work up: High prolactin level can have several reasons. High hemoglobin can be secondary to other causes or a primary bone marrow issue that your bone marrow i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
HIgh protein level: High blood protein (hbp) level can be caused by dehydration causing bengin elevation of proteins. Other more serious causes of hbp are chronic inflamm ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Elevated ferritin: Elevated ferritin can be caused by a lot of things. It's an acute phase reactant which means the levels increase with inflammation from other disease ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
NO: Hemochromatosis DX are : increase serum iron, increase serum ferritin, increase transferrin saturation and gene assay.
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A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron def anemia: You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: In general, the combination of those laboratory findings can indicate a possible hemolytic anemia. This means that the red blood cells are abnormally ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Suspect so: If the serum iron is in micrograms/dl, then this is not high but within the normal range, as it can be in iron deficiency in which the patient has per ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need more: Data. Is the patient anemic?
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Not by itself.
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