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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Serious business: It's your duty, and your physician's, to determine whether your diet is iron-poor (are you a vegetarian?) and whether you have additional iron loss (b ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Iron 7: Real, real low. Got to know why and from where you are losing iron / blood. And know your hemoglobin level. And get iron therapy going.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Here we need to first clarify the following: serum iron level is usually presented in 2 types of units: either as mcg/dl (normal: 70-175 in men; 50-15 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pills Easiest: Iron is available otc in various strengths, usually 65 mg and one would usually take one 2 or 3 times a day. Because iron deficiency can be a sign of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Iron Levels: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Iron is an essential mineral, as w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Measure ferritin!: Best measurement of iron stores. Above 20!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: With massive blood levels of iron may fall in a matter of hours, otherwise it days to months.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michaele Enghardt
49 years experience in Pathology
Depends on gender: Women below 50, men below 65.
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
More complicated : Normal lab values in part depend on which lab is performing the test. Normal iron levels range from 30 - 170 mcg/dl. There are better tests for chec ... Read More
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