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A 30-year-old female asked:

hi.if my serum ferritin level is half of the low-normal-range and i can`t take medicines (tried several before)could ferritin injection be necessary?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Being iron deficient feels terrible and interferes with your ability to do the basic things you need to. I'm also seriously concerned that you are iron deficient, in addition to some other serious health problems. Has your physician sought a cause for your blood loss? If you are a vegetarian, this might be time to reconsider despite the moral advantages.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Low ferritin levels: One of the causes of low ferritin is due to hypothyroidism. You certainly should see your doctor or an endocrinologist to haves your thyroid function evaluated.
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No : Ferritin is a protein that stores iron. There is no ferritin injection. If you mean iron then the decision has to be made on serum iron, TIBC , % sat. Retic count. You have to know the cause of low iron. You have to be specific as what medicines you took. Please see your doctor for exact nature of your illness and treatment. Thanks.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Serum ferritin level is 45. Is it low?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: See this site for more info on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm

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