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My ferritin is 1 is this low?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Low body iron: Your ferritin level is low and indicates a lack of iron in your body which leads to iron deficiency anemia. This suggests that you have lost blood for some time-probably through monthly menstrual bleeding. Your md will advise you about looking for other causes of blood loss, taking proper iron supplements, whether you are already anemic, etc.

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