A 24-year-old female asked:
non-anemic iron deficient patient ferritin 7, sat 10 and tibc 475, iron pills haven't help, still feel fatigue, add, lose my hair.what else will help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Ginsberg answered
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Give it time: Iron replacement can take many weeks before fatigue resolves. If more than 6 weeks pass, recheck the ferritin. If it has not gone up, iron is not being absorbed, and that would require further eval. If it rises and fatigue continues, look for other cause.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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