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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Need further eval: Yes hypothyroidism can contribute to anemia but your ferritin level is low and you require further evaluation with endoscopies as you have planned
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: To have symptoms, hemoglobin should decrease which happens after ferritin has decreased. Some of the symptoms are fatigue, difficulty breathing, ringi ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Low body iron: Your ferritin level is low and indicates a lack of iron in your body which leads to iron deficiency anemia. This suggests that you have lost blood for ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes that is: A low level. Generally a low ferritin is due to poor iron stores, and the most likely cause is blood loss -- usually chronic in nature.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to see your : Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: This usually means you're short on iron stores. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Please get with a scientific practitioner who can guide you. ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Low ferritin: Ferritin is the storage protein for iron. Low ferritin level usually means you have low iron or iron deficiency. Serum ferritin.

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