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what should blood iron levels be?

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Iron levels: Serum iron level should be between 50 and 150 ug/dl. This would be listed on the blood test report. Most people would check a complete blood count first and a low iron level would be suggested by a low hemoglobin below 10 g/dl or a hematocrit level below 37%. These are just general numbers. Ask your doctor for an evaluation and lab if you are concerned.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Normal reference ranges are: serum iron men: 65 to 176 μg/dl women: 50 to 170 μg/dl newborns: 100 to 250 μg/dl children: 50 to 120 μg/dl tibc: 240–450 μg/dl transferrin saturation: 20–50% μg/dl = micrograms per deciliter. All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

My iron level is 108.5 which is high and blood level is 10 is it risky ?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Probably not: I get excited when the ferritin level is greater than 1000.
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Is there a way to raise my iron levels in my blood within 2 weeks?

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Iron supplement: Take an iron supplement. Speak with your doctor about dosage.
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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

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See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms.
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Will exercise help lower blood iron level?

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No: Exercise does not lower blood iron levels.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

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Normal: Your ferritin level is normal. The normal range is 12-150 ng/ml. (1 ng/ml = 1ug/l).

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