A 43-year-old member asked:
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what could be wrong if you have low ferritin levels?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: This usually means you're short on iron stores. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Please get with a scientific practitioner who can guide you. Are you a woman with heavy monthly loss or who's had numerous pregnancies? Are you perhaps losing blood into your gut from an ulcer or cancer? There are many possibilities. Your physician is your guide.
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

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Yes that is: A low level. Generally a low ferritin is due to poor iron stores, and the most likely cause is blood loss -- usually chronic in nature.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Need to see your : Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss.

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