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low ferritin levels and hypothyroidism

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If your lab results are suggestive of anemia and hypothyroidism then it should improve with treatment of these conditions.
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A 45-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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No: Low ferritin suggests iron-deficiency, which can have some of the same symptoms as low thyroid. But neither iron levels or ferritin would directly af ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These resul ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Better options: "Natural"foods are not an easy answer. What is your idea of "natural" foods? Do you consider eating thyroid gland of cows or pigs natural? There are s ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dailey
19 years experience Family Medicine
Low ferritin: I don't think so. If your hypothyroidism is controlled with synthroid (thyroxine) then you are essentially normal from a thyroid point of view. Need ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, iron: 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Slight hypothyroid: Hemoglobin of 9.3 needs close attention . Slightly hypothyroid doesn't mean much. Either you have hypothyroidism or you do not. Please discuss these i ... Read More
A 39-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 48-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

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