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i just my bloodwork back and my iron level is double what it should be what causes this and what are the dangers

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hemochromatosis?: This is a genetic condition in which your body accumulates iron...It absorbs iron from your daily intake well and stores it. It typically present earl ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Hemochromatosis?: One concern is excessive iron on the liver which is common in hemochromatosis.Other conditions may also elevate serum iron concentration and transferr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not abnormal: Even though lower than the lower end of the reference range, your LDH levels in not abnormal. Muscles are a contributor to LDH and women in general ha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Heavy periods: Hashimoto is an autoimmune inflammatory process in thyroid gland. It is separate problem to the low iron. If you have low ferritin and high tibc- that ... Read More
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Iron deficiency: You are iron deficient from your heavy periods. Hashimoto's with hypothyroidism, if under treated, can contribute to heavy periods.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hmm..not so good!: Hi FilizD The amylase number doesn't quite make sense, but the rest could be infection or some other process, definitely abnormal. Depends a lot on ag ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lots of reasons: Many acute infections raise iron-binding proteins in the blood briefly. Popping a few iron pills can do it. Hemochromatosis, anemia of chronic disease ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Increased absorption: Iron control is mediated by absorption and secretion, with iron used most frequently in red blood cell metabolism and liver breakdown (heme is broken ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
29 years experience Pathology
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can be okay : 24 nano grams is often given as the bottom of the reference range, so 20 is not a serious sign of illness. The ranges are set so that some healthy fol ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Not so much: The whooshing sound in your ears implies pressure in the ears, infection, hypertension, or a blood vessel that may be laying across your hearing mecha ... Read More
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