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A 67-year-old female asked:

What can cause low ferritin ? is 9 low ! female aged 35?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in the intestine. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation and a colonoscopy may be warranted. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/causes/CON-2001932s

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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