A 59-year-old female asked:
iron infusion april 2013 due to ida. ferritin levels raised but decreasing at each blood test. july 2013 130ng/ml today 60ng/ml. is this usual?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Don't treat labs: Please forgive my frankness. What's missing in this picture is WHY you are iron deficient / losing iron. You're 53 year old, correct? Are you still having monthly bleeding? Do you have other blood loss? Has colon cancer been ruled out? Stomach cancer? Stomach ulcer? Hookworm? Malabsorption? Are you a vegetarian? You don't "just become" iron deficient. Insist on answers.
Answered on Feb 8, 2017
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