A 36-year-old female asked:
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why is my blood test level of ferritin 375.9? what causes that?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Inflammation: Inflammation of any kind and liver injury can result in elevated ferritin levels. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm
Answered on Aug 7, 2015
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many possible causes: This means that there may be excess iron in your body. Find out the normal values for your laboratory? This differs depending on the laboratory doing the test. If your ferritin is actually elevated, taking iron supplements may be a cause. Liver disease or a disorder called hemochromatosis can also elevate the ferritin. Speak with your doctor.
Answered on Jul 25, 2017
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