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what does high ferritin level mean

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Olubodun
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Excess iron.: It indicates excess stored body iron - excessstored as ferritin.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Barth
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Iron overload or...: High ferritin levels in your thirties could be an indication of an primary ( hemachromatosis) or secondary (hemosiderosis) overload state, or c ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How high is high?: If you serum ferritin is well above the reference range, you have hemochromatosis until proved otherwise. If your personal physician does not know how ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Can do liver biopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and HFE assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron stain ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
High Ferritin: Hi, The most common cause of high Ferritin is obesity, inflammation , fatty liver, hepatitis c , normal variant and Alcohol consumption, the most comm ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: The high ferritin level per se is not of concern. The level reflects the degree of inflammation.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Low ovary stim: FSH and LH stimulate ovaries from pituitary gland.If on previous BCP there nay be postpill changes in pituitary lasting for months.A high ferritin com ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
High ferritin: If the high ferritin is confirmed to be caused by hereditary hemochromatosis, then regular phlebotomy (discarding a portion of blood) will benefit mos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What you described suggests a compensated hemolytic process in which your red cells have a shortened life span. It is not feasible to provide a meanin ... Read More

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