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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Ferritin (Definition)

Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more


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Ferritin=9. 2yr ago= <5. Been taking Fe. Tired 24/7, brain fog, occasional shortness of breath, swallow issues. CBC/TSH/T4 norm.30 yrs old.What now?

Ferritin=9. 2yr ago= <5. Been taking Fe. Tired 24/7, brain fog, occasional shortness of breath, swallow issues. CBC/TSH/T4 norm.30 yrs old.What now?

Although fatigue: Can still last despite your iron reserve get better, I would still look for any other issue like a low B12 level. You are also having an occasional swallowing problem. It is important to get a B12 level checked and also get an upper GI endoscopy done. If that is also negative then you should consult a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iron panel was normal other than my ferritin. It was only 20, which is low. My iron level was normal with CMP & CBC. WHAT causes just a low ferritin?

Iron panel was normal other than my ferritin. It was only 20, which is low. My iron level was normal with CMP & CBC. WHAT causes just a low ferritin?

Can be okay : 24 nano grams is often given as the bottom of the reference range, so 20 is not a serious sign of illness. The ranges are set so that some healthy folks fall outside. Vegetarians and blood donors often run low. Keep an eye on it ...Read more

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What is the meaning of these: CBC . Tsh.. Hpy low ... ?

What is the meaning of these: CBC . Tsh.. Hpy low ... ?

Blood count, thyroid: CBC is a complete blood count (red count, white count, platelet count). Tsh is thyroid stimulating hormone - generally when it is low (supressed), thyroid activity is high; and when it is high, thyroid activity is low. Can't definitely help you with "hpy", as it is not standard. If reading a handwritten test requisition maybe its h.Pylori ? Which would be a test for bacteria causing gastritis. ...Read more

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Temp daily reaches 99.4, lowers when i lay down. Past 3 months. Tsh, ana, cbc, all normal?

Temp daily reaches 99.4, lowers when i lay down. Past 3 months. Tsh, ana, cbc, all normal?

see details: A temp of 99.4 is within the normal range of 98.6 plus or minus one degree. Stop worrying that there is something wrong when all your tests are normal. ...Read more

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(Normal cbc) chronically low ferritin and iron. Could low Ferritin/iron and Hashimoto and pots symptoms be in any way linked?

Linked: Yes, they could be linked but each of the three items you include may not be as linked as necessary. How long have you had these concerns? I am confident that you doctor will go through with all of the issues. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Will nicotine usage be shown on a blood test? The tests theyre doing are ferritin, cbc, c-sk and cmp

Will nicotine usage be shown on a blood test? The tests theyre doing are ferritin, cbc, c-sk and cmp

No: What is c-sk? It is not a name that I am familiar with. However, none of the other tests are designed to measure nicotine or its metabolites. ...Read more

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My 6yo was checked for anemia. Cbc with diff, retic, iron, TIBC, all WNL. Ferritin was 27 with the normal range 10-140. Is she considered anemic with the ferritin on the lower end of normal?

My 6yo was checked for anemia. Cbc with diff, retic, iron, TIBC, all WNL. Ferritin was 27 with the normal range 10-140. Is she considered anemic with the ferritin on the lower end of normal?

No, not anemic!: Anemia is a measure of the percent of red blood cells in her blood which you state is within normal limits. We believe that ferritin is the best single measure of body iron in her body, not just in her blood cells, but also her marrow and her liver, etc. Whenever you make a make a measurement you have to know what you are measuring. ...Read more

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Been taking iron for almost 2 years. My last results were iron sat. 30, TIBC 365, iron 109, ferritin 35. Is this ok? No CBC was done. morning draw.

Been taking iron for almost 2 years. My last results were iron sat. 30, TIBC 365, iron 109, ferritin 35. Is this ok?  No CBC was done. morning draw.

Keep taking iron: 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. Having said that, your iron levels are nearly okay, however, you need to find out what your hemoglobin level is. In the mean time keep taking iron. ...Read more

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After many similar symptoms of anemia, my labs showed low ferritin 8 but a normal CBC.My doc claims I should have no symptoms with low ferritin??

Probably iron defici: With low ferritin, you're probably iron deficient. I'd follow with a serum iron, TIBC, and reticulocyte count. Also, I'd like to know the indices (MCH, MCHC, MCV) of your CBC. Also, your RDW. ...Read more

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My serum ferritin is 6.1 ng/ml - is that low? My hair is thinning really fast could that be the cause? Tsh anti-TPO normal

My serum ferritin is 6.1 ng/ml - is that low? My hair is thinning really fast could that be the cause? Tsh anti-TPO normal

Ferritin and hair: It's been found that in women when ferritin is under 50, they tend to shed hair, so 6.1 is definitely low. Please see your doctor about diagnosis for why you may be losing iron and for possible iron supplementation, don't do it yourself. Taking too much iron may be damaging to your liver and other organs. Iron intake should be monitored by a doctor. There are also many iron rich foods. ...Read more

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Having dizziness, body twitches causing severe insomnia, rapid heartbeat. CBC results normal but ferritin 34 - range 15-150. Ferritin level the cause?

Having dizziness, body twitches causing severe insomnia, rapid heartbeat. CBC results normal but ferritin 34 - range 15-150. Ferritin level the cause?

Iron deficiency: Your body stores of iron are low, but not depleted. Menstrual blood loss is a common cause of iron deficiency in women. You should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Cbc was normal except RBC @ 5.13 Mcv@ 79.9 dr checked ferritin and it's low. Previous melanoma removal 9/1/13 platelet @ 487. Now its 599. Please Help?

Cbc was normal except RBC @ 5.13 Mcv@ 79.9 dr checked ferritin and it's low. Previous melanoma removal 9/1/13 platelet @ 487. Now its 599. Please Help?

Not sure: I know what you need help with. Your platelets are certainly adequate and not yet high enough to be concerned about but should be repeated in a moth or so. Otherwise do yo have a specific question? ...Read more

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My CBC shows low hemglobin of 10.5, mch, MCV and mchc low and RDW high iron and tibc shows iron serum low 14 and iron saturation 5 alert and ferritin se?

Iron def anemia: You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency anemia. Bleeding/blood loss- , malabsorption of iron in the stomach, or poor nutrition status/not enough intake of iron from the food could be the cause. Go to see your pmd and have more eval. If needed, referral to a hematologist can be done by pmd. ...Read more

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Severe nausea and diziness..Dr ordered comprehensive metabolic , TSH and CBC labs..Wats goin on?

Severe nausea and diziness..Dr ordered comprehensive metabolic , TSH and CBC labs..Wats goin on?

Don't know yet...: Gi tract signals its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Your symptoms may however originate outside the gut. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate. ...Read more

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Does normal CBC mean I don't have anemia or shall I still test for ferritin and folate (folic acid)?

No anemia: A complete blood count means a measurement of White blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin, and the precent of blood that is red ( HGB, HCT) and the number of platelets. There may be additional sub-typing of WBC. Anemia means low HGB or Low HCT. Ferritin is a storage form for iron and folate (folic acid) is a B vitamin used in making Red blood. normal HCT then no need to check. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more