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Had blood work done it showed anemia. doctor then ordered more blood work. ferritin results <8 total iron binding capacity 490 iron sat. 10. meaning?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Iron Deficiency: In other words, you seem to have iron deficiency anemia, for which iron supplementation fir at least 3 months is generally recommended.
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Iron deficiency: this looks like iron deficiency and should be treated with additional iron. sometimes in women this can be caused by heavy periods

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