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A 51-year-old male asked:

I drank alcohol heavily for several weeks before my labs. my ferritin level was 608. could the high level of alcohol consumption cause this problem?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Possible: Mild alcoholic hepatitis can cause a high ferritin. Stop the drinking and repeat in one to two months.
Last updated Oct 23, 2012

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