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What do these lab results mean? iron: 32 ug/ml, tibc: 423ug/dl iron saturation 8 % ferritin 8.50ng/ml

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Dr. Joseph Mullane
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pt is iron deficient: the results indicate an iron deficiency anemia. considering your age you may be having heavy periods,be a vegan and are not getting enough iron in your diet or are on a birth control pill that is not strong enough and is causing breakthrough bleeding.Please follow up with your FP or GYn

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A 31-year-old female asked:

What do these lab results mean? Iron: 34 ug/ml, tibc: 472 ug/dl, iron saturation: 7.2%, iron 32 ug/dl and ferritin 8 ng/ml

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
All very: Consistent with iron deficiency.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
All results point to iron deficiency.
Jan 10, 2014

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