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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: If the values you presented are accurate, these suggest blood loss, either to the outside or from bleeding in the stomach/intestine. Talk to the docto... Read More

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Both are possibilities. See your doctor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
"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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Measure ferritin!: Best measurement of iron stores. Above 20!

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