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What does iron level 6 mean

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

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Iron level of 8: Adult women have a normal iron level of 40-150 mcg/dl, so you have a low level of iron. Speak to the physician (p) who ordered the test to see how the... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeba Gill
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Anemia: The condition is called anemia and there can be multiple causes. Somewhat unusual for this level in a young male. You need to consult with a doctor to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Body needs more: One simplified answer is: Your iron level may be reported as within a normal range, but your body needs more iron than it currently has, and therefor... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Iron deficiency: 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Iron deficiency: Based on those numbers alone it sounds like you have iron deficiency (could be due to heavy periods) . More information is needed though to give you ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough,... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How low?: 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Iron deficiency: You have iron deficiency with low iron saturation and high tibc. Ferritin or iron storage will be very useful. You would need to discuss this result w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clarify: Is this a serum iron level substantially below the reference range? Are you also anemic? Is your total iron binding capacity up? If you are iron defic... Read More

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