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Doctor insights on: Blood Iron Level Chart

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What should blood iron levels be?

What should blood iron levels be?

See below: Normal reference ranges are:

serum iron
men: 65 to 176 μg/dl
women: 50 to 170 μg/dl
newborns: 100 to 250 μg/dl
children: 50 to 120 μg/dl
tibc: 240–450 μg/dl
transferrin saturation: 20–50%
μg/dl = micrograms per deciliter.
All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a blood iron level of 21 low ?

Is a blood iron level of 21 low ?

Yes: Yes. You should get a complete blood count and check what your hemoglobin level is to see if you are anemic and how anemic. You should also get an "iron profile" and ferritin test to complete the testing for anemia. ...Read more

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How do I raise my blood iron level?

How do I raise my blood iron level?

Iron deficiency: Iron levels are raised by eating foods rich in iron - red meat & dark green, leafy vegetables. We absorb iron better from meat sources than vegetable ones. Iron can also be increased by taking supplements. The most important issue is to determine why the iron is low to begin with - is it just inadequate consumption or is iron being lost by bleeding of some sort? Please see your md to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Got blood results today and indicate high iron levels. Is there anything I can do about it?

Got blood results today and indicate high iron levels. Is there anything I can do about it?

Yes, but...: It depends on why you are having too much iron...You should find out the underlying disease...If it is very mild, may not need to do anything. Stop all supplements if u r taking.
Donate blood regularly will lower your iron level, if you need so--in such disease as hemochromatosis etc..
Young and healthy male may have higher iron than average, females have a bit less due to monthly loss.. ...Read more

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Does marijuana raise iron levels in the blood?

Does marijuana raise iron levels in the blood?

No data known.: Marijuana is not known to raise iron levels in the blood. However, you could have a lung condition or other illness which raises your red blood cell, hemoglobin or iron levels. It would be good to have an evaluation from your physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How you can decrease iron level in blood?

How  you can  decrease iron level in blood?

Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l  is this low?

Normal: Your ferritin level is normal. The normal range is 12-150 ng/ml. (1 ng/ml = 1ug/l). ...Read more

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How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

It may vary from : 1-3 months depending upon the baseline level of iron stores in the body. Take care! http://www.Irondisorders.Org/phlebotomy. ...Read more

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When after giving blood does it take for your iron levels to replenish to normal?

When after giving blood does it take for your iron levels to replenish to normal?

1-2months: Donating blood entails removal of 250ml to 350ml of red blood cells. The amount of iron removed may take up to 6-8 weeks to replenish unless you are supplementing with iron in which case it will be somewhat less. ...Read more

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What if you are unable to donate blood, how could I decrease the iron level of my blood through nutricion?

What if you are unable to donate blood, how could I decrease the iron level of my blood through nutricion?

Why?: Women are often iron deficient during reproductive years. How do you know you have excess iron? What is your serum iron and ferritin level? You may not need to reduce you iron. It would be prudent to consult a doctor as it is not a do it yourself issue.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hi. I had my blood test recently and the iron level came with the range of 2. What does that mean? Can this cause me a further problems? Any concern?

Clarify: Is this a serum iron level substantially below the reference range? Are you also anemic? Is your total iron binding capacity up? If you are iron deficient, you must demand to know why. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Do you have heavy menstrual losses? Have you been checked for a bleeding ulcer / possible cancer? The situation is VERY serious and you need to be proactive & informed. ...Read more

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I tried to donate blood but I couldn't because my iron levels were 10.8 the first time and 11.1 the second time. Are iron levels of 10.8 and 11.1 low?

I tried to donate blood but I couldn't because my iron levels were 10.8 the first time and 11.1 the second time. Are iron levels of 10.8 and 11.1 low?

Yes: For someone your age it should be above 12 for a woman and above 13 for a man. You may be deficient in iron, get tested at your doctor's to see if you should take supplements or look into any other causes. ...Read more

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Please tell me can donating blood permanently lower iron levels?

If never eat again..: Iron is an integral component of red meat, dark leafy greens and to lesser extent in other foods as well. Blood donation related iron loss might have some health benefit due to turn-over in body. ...Read more

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I have high blood iron levels. Are there any adverse effects from this?

Depends: If your iron is too high you may have a condition called hemochromatosis which can have many consequences. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had blood test which shows low iron levels. Is this anemia?

I had blood test which shows low iron levels. Is this anemia?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is one type of several types of anemia. Anemia generally refers to low levels of hemoglobin/hematocrit. Iron deficiency can certainly cause this, but in and of itself, iron deficiency is not the same as anemia. ...Read more

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Would the patient benefit from the blood if received blood with low iron level ?

Would the patient benefit from the blood if received blood with low iron level ?

Inconsistent: Blood banks monitor the hemoglobin level of donor blood and would not collect blood from a potential donor with low hemoglobin. So the patient did not receive blood with low iron. However, if the patient is anemic due to iron deficiency s/he should take after consultation with the doctor. ...Read more

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Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Anemia is Lo Hemoglo: You need to tell us about your Hemoglobin(Hb) level. That is what defines Anemia.... a level below 12 Grams in a woman equals anemia. Then you need to ask your doctor to find the cause and treat the cause, which is often excessive blood loss either thru menses or from another source. That is why you need to be checked thoroughly. Iron levels will help in defining the cause which is often Iron defi ...Read more

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How long after being deferred for low iron levels can you attempt to donate blood again?

How long after being deferred for low iron levels can you attempt to donate blood again?

Look for letter: Usually screening Nurse will tell you if it is informal deferral & you can try again (after fixing issue) the following month. If more formally deferred, You will likely get a letter explaining the deferral and its duration. If tried at a Red Cross center, can call their donor line (800-733-2767) and ask--if you've eaten your dark greens (or iron supplement) they can set new appt to try again. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had a routine blood test, which says my iron levels are dangerously low?

Any advice? I have had a routine blood test, which says my iron levels are dangerously low?

Need test: First you need to star iron replacement and must get urgent check up to. Find out why you have low iron, reasons can range simple issues to more serious issues such as cancer bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my school nurse took a blood test on me and my iron level is 117, is this low?

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. Your reported value is in the mid-range of normal for most labs. So you would likely qualify to donate blood in more places. ...Read more

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My school nurse took a blood test on me and my iron level is 117, Is this low? Should I be concerned?

My school nurse took a blood test on me and my iron level is 117, Is this low? Should I be concerned?

What test?: If it was for ferritin, your result is normal. See this site for more info.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm ...Read more

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I'm having my iron levels tested tomorrow and did MDMA yesterday. Will this show up in my blood tests?

I'm having my iron levels tested tomorrow and did MDMA yesterday. Will this show up in my blood tests?

No: not unless you are having a test for drugs of abuse (usually a urine test) in which case you will test positive for amphetamine for a day or so. ...Read more

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Im not anemic but my iron level wont go above 10.5 which iant high enough to give blood which I would like to do any suggeations?

Anemia: Is 10.5 your hemoglobin level? Either way whether this is your hemoglobin level or your iron (ferritin) level. The level is low and indicates that you are anemic. If you do have iron deficiency and you dont respond to oral iron then you probably should get intravenous iron. Discuss firther with your md. Make sure that you dont have any other reason that can make you anemic besides low iron. ...Read more

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I donated blood yesterday and they told me i had very high iron level. Said 18.2, but i don't know the scale. I a 50 year old white male?

I donated blood yesterday and they told me i had very high iron level. Said 18.2, but i don't know the scale. I a 50 year old white male?

High iron level: The normal male serum iron level is: 65 to 176 μg/dl. Perhaps what the technician told you yesterday was that your hemoglobin (h) level was 18.2, which is high. If it was your h that the person referred to, see a physician for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more