A 53-year-old female asked:
What does a high iron saturation in a blood test mean?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis now or monitoring over time. Hemochromatosis is a disease of iron overload easily managed by drawing off blood (kind of like blood donation) to deplete the excess iron. Be sure you aren't taking any iron supplements and follow up with your provider.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What can cause high iron in blood?
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?
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Family Medicine 43 years experience
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Is high iron in the blood harmful?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person in 200 and will give you the blahs for years before it's diagnosed or makes you gravely sick.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2016
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