A 17-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

do i need iron supplements if i have a blood ferritin level of 11.2? my regular iron levels are within range, but i'm often dizzy and sleepy.

1 doctor answer
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Other data needed: Ferritin is the storage form of iron that makes sure you always have normal serum iron level as in your case. You need to look at your hemoglobin and glucose levels and several other parameters to explain your symptoms
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Robey
5 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: It sounds like you have low blood counts and are having symptoms consistent with this. You may want to discuss either a blood transfusion or iron by a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May need ER, but...: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (i ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not getting enough: Iron and 2 months aren't enough to judge, revisit your doctor to revise the dose you are taking, and look for a cause, if still not corrected ask for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About six months: You may get ferritin level done again after completing iron replacement treatment.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month