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A 32-year-old male asked:

At what point should an iron supplement be considered? my ferritin, serum lab whowed a 2 ng/ml with a normal range of 30-400. is it time to consider an iron supplement? do experience fatigue, hair loss, muscle cramps etc.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Any time: Iron supplementation can be started any time, specifically if your bloodwork is consistent with anemia. Best would be under the direction of your doc or a hematologist as they may also start work up for a possible cause.
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