A 30-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What iron levels are considered "suspicious" for iron overload/hemochromatosis?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Hemachromatosis: A number of tests are available to check iron levels, and a hematologist or blood disease specialist, will check multiple tests for iron overload. The specialist may also suggest a liver biopsy to check for iron overload.
Answered on Jun 5, 2019

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Hemachromatosis: The single gene carrier will likely not develop any symptoms or problems from increased iron absorption. You will still need to have regular blood wo ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Too much bodily iron: As a result of the inability to increase iron loss, iron overload is an inevitable response to increased iron entry into the body. This can occur by o ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hard to say: It is impossible to say as there are many causes for iron overlaid and even hhc. For the common c282y homozygotes it has been approximated to be 0.4 ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Can be deadly: Over time, excesses of iron build up in major organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, joints and pituitary. If the extra iron is not removed, these ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month