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What does a high iron saturation in a blood test mean?

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Dr. Lisa Oldson
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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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hemochromatosis: Hemachromatosis causes accumulation of iron in the body causing multi oran problems. In addition to a comprehensive blood test you should check ferritin, iron and transferrin saturation levels. (www.Chrisohmd.Com).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
None to many: This is usually diagnosed as hemachromatosis. It is a genetic disorder. If high enough and long enough, it can affect ones joints (pain), glandular organs, (decreased libido and diabetes), the heart (abnormal rhythms) and many other organs and symptoms. One may become "bronze colored", develop low thyroid levels and develop liver disease. It is treatable if caught early and treated aggressivel.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is high iron in the blood harmful?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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