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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Oral supplements are usually enough. However, if you are not absorbing iron efficiently or you have excessive losses, each month, you may need an infu ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Low iron" ?'s: Low iron values may require supplemental iron orally at this point in a 32w pregnancy, but admission is rarely indicated for your stated labs. Ask yo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Can you clarify?: They can fluctuate -- if you took a few iron tablets before your test, the drop can happen overnight. If you are being treated for hemochromatosis, si ... Read More
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

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