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A 23-year-old female asked about a female:

Wat'd cause 5yo girl to hav high iron levels? lab says normal is 28-93 ug/dl and hers is 164!sleeping a lot & getting big bruises on her. what from?

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Dr. Karen Kennicott
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sleepy not normal: A high iron level could be normal, due to taking an iron containing vitamin or eating high iron foods. A 5 year old who is sleepy, however, is not normal. If your doctor ordered lab tests, that is a start. If you do not discover the cause of an unusual symptom with a first visit, make a follow up appointment and have you doctor look for causes again.

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Last updated Nov 26, 2013

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