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hi, my daughter is turning 2 years old in a week, she had her bloodwork done yesterday and her ferritin level is 9. aside from that everything else is fine. should i be worried? what does this mean

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ferritin: Ferritin is a reflection of total body iron, the normal range is 7- 144mcg/ L , so 9 is low normal. Giving her multi vit with iron supplement with iron rich diet might prevent it from dropping farther, If ferritin is below 7 it could be iron defeciency or lead poisoning.Talk to her pediatrician . Good luck
Answered on May 13, 2015
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