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what does high iron levels in blood mean

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Obiageli Ezewuiro
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hemochromatosis???: Really high iron is a sign of hemochromatosis. I can't advice further since I don't have all the details of your medical history. It is very important ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but...: It depends on why you are having too much iron...You should find out the underlying disease...If it is very mild, may not need to do anything. Stop al ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: If your iron is too high you may have a condition called hemochromatosis which can have many consequences. You should talk to your doctor.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why be perfect?: Taking an iron tablet before the blood is drawn -- perhaps even the previous day -- can raise the levels. You're not in any danger from it. Reference ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Repeat the tests: Any evidence of iron deficiency is very serious especially at your age even if you're not anemic. You need to be screened for GI / GU bleeding, have y ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work resu ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: D you mean iron or ferritin level? Probably means nothing since slight elevation can still be normal, but you might need further veal.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Those are all normal levels and says that your body has enough iron and enough (and not too much) of the iron carrying protein in the blood.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Brain damage: Marijuana is a psychoactive drug and will mess with your brain with or without hemochromatosis. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vege ... Read More
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