A 17-year-old female asked:
I have been sick with fever/headache 3 times in the last 3 months. i have low ferritin, and i have read a little on that affecting my immune system. but ive also read that when you are sick, that affects low iron. which one is true?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are a women with excessive blood loss in periods, that may explain low ferritin and it may be correctable with oral iron and multivitamins.
Wish you good health!
114 viewsAnswered Dec 29, 2019
Last updated Dec 29, 2019
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