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A 26-year-old female asked:

should i be worried about my iron levels? ferritin and tibc are normal. iron is 72 mcg/dl, and iron saturation is 24%, low normal. i'm vegan & female.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Ok: Your serum iron level and tibc are normal and thus you are not iron deficient. However as a young menstruating woman you would be wise to take a daily iron supplement.

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