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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can high iron levels be caused by dehydration?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: Dehydration has different meanings depending on one's perspective. Many non-dehydrated people say they are dehydrated, because equate being extra thirsty with being dehydrated. Iron levels are just numbers, several of them. They have little meaning unless a doctor sees the whole picture. That means there is no good answer here, without knowing many details of the case.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Details matter: "High iron levels" needs to be defined. "Dehydration" needs to be defined. Hemochromatosis is serious. Ask the Dr who ordered the test.

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