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What could be wrong if you have low ferritin levels?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please explain what does it mean when you have low ferritin levels?

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Dr. Le Wang
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Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Low ferritin: Ferritin is the storage protein for iron. Low ferritin level usually means you have low iron or iron deficiency. Serum ferritin.

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