A 40-year-old female asked:
Exhaustion, dizzy spells, serum iron 6umol/l, transferrin ibc 59, trans saturation 10%, serum ferritin assay 43. do i need iron tablets/further tests?
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Pathology 49 years experience
May be both: You appear to be iron deficient and should take oral iron supplements. However, it is important to determine why you are iron deficient. A common cause in women is heavy menstrual bleeding. Others are malabsorption and blood loss in the intestine. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2014
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