A 54-year-old female asked:
All bloodwork normal havent had period in a year prior period was so heavy now total iron 83 iron binding 400 saturation 21 ferritin little low 13. i had endoscopy 2 years ago and colonoscopy 4 years ago all normal scared now?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 30 years experience
There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Low ferritin is not nearly as worrisome as high ferritin. Please be sure that your doctor is aware of how worried you are and addresses that concern.
Answered May 26, 2021
Pathology 49 years experience
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, none of the results you provided are a cause for concern.
Wish you good health!
Answered May 29, 2021
Last updated May 29, 2021
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