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what ferritin level is considered anemic

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Definition: The World Health Organization cites Hgb less than 12.5 for an adult woman as anemia. You need to be evaluated though this is unlikely to be symptomati ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Just on the basis of the serum ferritin. It's worth following. Chronic inflammation in the body can also raise ferritin. Are you symptomatic? Your ane ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means that you have low iron reserve and are at risk of anemia. You may take oral iron supplement available over the counter. Wish you go ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Probably: Iron is being utilized in the manufacture of hemoglobin and redistribution of iron in the body may explain the fall. Your ferritin is still in the nor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Not anemic : We rather go by haemoglobin than hamatocrit. So if your haemoglobin is normal and ferritin is normal you are not anemic as hct and rbc count are proba ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Olubodun
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Excess iron.: It indicates excess stored body iron - excessstored as ferritin.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Look for cause: I am more concerned about your low serum ferritin. If you are not on an iron-poor (vegetarian / junk food) diet, or having enormously heavy periods, w ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood letting: Polycythemia rubra vera (PRV) is the only medical condition for which blood letting (venesection) is the treatment. It should bring your hemoglobin fr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Hi ferritin: High ferritin can indicate iron excess. You made the right decision. Ferritin usually reflects iron stores. High ferritin can occasionally reflect inf ... Read More
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