A member asked:

At my dr appointment i had low ferritin but all other blood counts were normal, dr suggested an iron supplement. when should i have levels retested?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

You may get ferritin level done again after completing iron replacement treatment.

Answered May 21, 2014



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Dr. Marino Tavarez answered

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often. Low ferritin = "total body" iron deficiency, not necessarily anemia- YET. Why then give Iron if you do not have anemia? Answer - low ferritin is a PRE- ANEMIC state- Simply, because you may become anemic in the near future if you remain deficient for an extended period of time.

Answered May 21, 2014



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