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Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. hysterectomy 9 years ago. what could cause the low ferritin? other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Low ferritin is not nearly as worrisome as high ferritin.

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