A 41-year-old male asked:
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my last ferritin readings were 341 and 368, i'm 42/male. can ferritin increase from a swollen elbow or osteoarthritis? esr/crp/ana normal. my iron profile was normal except for elevated ferritin. im fit and dont drink. metabolic panel normal, hfe neg

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No concern: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your ferritin levels are not a cause for concern. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on May 13, 2018

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