A 44-year-old female asked:
My iron is 25 (27-159), ferritin 71 (15-150) , saturation 10% (15-55), hemoglobin 11.9 (11.1-15.9, hematocrit 37.5 (34-46.6), mcv 77 (79-97), mch 24.5(26.6-33), mchc 31.7 (31.5-35.7) & platelets 371 (150-379). should i be concerned about any of this?
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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Low iron levels: Your lab results fit the picture of iron deficiency, probably getting low enough to cause anemia in the near future.
There are a ton of potential causes of this (diet, poor iron absorption, blood loss, and more), so it would be best to discuss these results with your primary healthcare provider.
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