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If cancer was to cause elevated ferritin levels, how high would the levels get?

If cancer was to cause elevated ferritin levels, how high would the levels get?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer. The highest levels are seen in an uncommon entity called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. You may consult this site for more information on this entity.

http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/hematology_and_blood_disorders/hemophagocytic_lymphohistiocystosis_134, 212/ ...Read more

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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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Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. I am not joking. Please get with someone who knows how to work up an anemia properly. I'm betting on one of the milder thalassemia variants, but there are literally hundreds of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Need to see your: Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss. ...Read more

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Causes of elevated ferritin 4641 and it's dangers?

Causes of elevated ferritin 4641 and it's dangers?

Many causes, listed: HELLO, Kathy. In general very high ferritin can be found in indolent chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, iron overload anemiaChronicdiseas or hemophagocytic syndrome but can also be from malignancies, hence you need a complete clinical and lab investigation to pinpoint the cause. The danger is not knowing the cause which may be worse than inflammatory. Check with your MD right away. ...Read more

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Can diet be a cause for low ferritin level in a woman aged 35? Value is 9

Can diet be a cause for low ferritin level in a woman aged 35? Value is 9

Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means the person mentioned is likely iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss. The most common cause of low ferritin in premenopausal women is menstrual bleeding. Diet is only a factor to the extent that one isn't consuming sufficient iron in their foods to compensate for the iron loss (from bleeding). ...Read more

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Can a ferritin level of 14 cause symptoms? If so, what are the symptoms that a ferritin level of 14 can cause?

Can a ferritin level of 14 cause symptoms? If so, what are the symptoms that a ferritin level of 14 can cause?

Iron deficiency: Ferritin levels per se will not cause symptoms. Low ferritin levels are an indication of iron deficiency and you may be anemic, if so, weakness, paleness, lack of exercise tolerance may be some symptoms. A woman of reproductive age loses iron in menstrual blood and it would be okay to take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. ...Read more

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Hello. I have an iron level of 2 and a ferritin level of <8. What could be the inderlying cause of this? I have had previous iron insfusion.

This is serious: Heavy monthly loss may explain it, but you're losing blood from a stomach ulcer or GI tumor until proved otherwise. Your physician will get right on this. Trusting also that you're not a non-supplementing vegetarian -- maintaining adequate iron is very difficult for such folks. I got iron deficient donating blood despite (spotty) supplementing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is 8 gm/ul. I'm diabetic also. What can be the causes? I have no pain in my body. Please suggest remedies to bring it back to normal.

Low ferritin: Low ferritin levels are often the precursor to iron deficiency anemia, and there are many causes of low ferritin levels:
excessive blood loss (due to heavy menstrual flow, gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, ibd, cancer) malabsorption of iron insufficient intake of iron in your diet
to improve you ferritin level, you should consume foods rich in iron such as lentils, kidney beans, spinach beef. ...Read more

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What causes low iron levels? How low are mine exactly? Iron- 22 l (range: 50-170) dibc- 424 (265-497) % saturation- 5 l (15-50) ferritin 6.6 l (6.0-137)

Mild to moderate iron deficiency: This kind of iron deficiency is very common in young women and can be related to heavy periods a diet rich in iron such as red meats and leaky this important plus iron supplement this could correct it if there is no acute or chronic bleeding that is undetected if you suspect a bleeding problem then please see your physician. ...Read more

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Can low ferritin levels cause weak erections?

Can low ferritin levels cause weak erections?

Ferritin: The cause of the low ferritin levels is more likely to effect your erections than the levels them selves. ...Read more

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Why is my blood test level of Ferritin 375.9? What causes that?

Many possible causes: This means that there may be excess iron in your body. Find out the normal values for your laboratory? This differs depending on the laboratory doing the test.

If your ferritin is actually elevated, taking iron supplements may be a cause. Liver disease or a disorder called hemochromatosis can also elevate the ferritin. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can IVF drugs cause high ferritin levels?

Can IVF drugs cause high ferritin levels?

Unclear question: What are ivf drugs? It would help to answer if you could spell out your concern. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood test to show high levels of ferritin, aside from hemochromatosis?

What can cause a blood test to show high levels of ferritin, aside from hemochromatosis?

Liver and more: Liver disease, due to alcohol, viral hepatitis; chronic infections, hemolytic anemia, anorexia nervosa, and some drugs can cause elevated serum ferritin. ...Read more

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Ferritin levels are 10 and iron levels 11.5 could that be a cause of my weak erections and lowered sensation?

Nutritional: Deficiency. A low iron level in an 18 year old male suggests poor nutrition. Please discuss the matter with your doctor and seek advice for good nutrition. Vitamin deficiencies may explain the symptoms. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is 6 but my hct/hgb are normal. Can this ferritin level cause symptoms? What causes low ferritin?

U R iron deficient: Probably. You'll start feeling tired before you become anemic as the iron that your cells need for metabolism are deficient. You need to find out why you are iron deficient. If it's pregnancies, your monthly loss, or an ill-advised vegetarian lifestyle, correct it. If not, ask your physician how to identify possible blood loss. ...Read more

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Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/L (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? How do you tell its not haemochromatosis?

Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/L (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? How do you tell its not haemochromatosis?

Can do liver biopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and HFE assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron staining clinches a diagnosis of hemochromatosis and distinguishes it from other iron overload diseases. Sometimes ferritin is elevated as just an acute phase reactant. ...Read more

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Could my diffuse excess hair shedding/loss be caused by my ferritin being 53 level? Does it need to be above 70?

Not necessarily: Your ferritin level is normal. Ferritin level is unrelated to hair loss. You may consult this site for info on ferritin: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003490.htm
Nutrition: 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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How high would ferritin levels be if they were elevated due to pancreatic cancer? Would they typically be above the norm?

How high would ferritin levels be if they were elevated due to pancreatic cancer? Would they typically be above the norm?

Not relevant: Ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron and may be elevated in many instances of inflammation. Ferritin levels are not a reliable indicator of pancreatic cancer. In fact there are not good blood tests for pancreatic cancer.
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. ...Read more

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What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

See below: 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, low ferritin indicates deficiency of iron. If the patient has started menstruating, that may be the cause. She should take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. WBC count of 4.5 is in normal range. ...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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If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?

If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?

Note reliable: Increased Blood Ferritin levels do not help in making a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. So do not rely on it. There are many better imaging tests like Ct scan of the abdomen to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 level is 148. Is it possible for this to be the cause of my dizziness? Heamaglobin is 141 and ferritin is 26.

My vitamin B12 level is 148. Is it possible for this to be the cause of my dizziness? Heamaglobin is 141 and ferritin is 26.

Yes: Dizziness is a common symptom of B12 deficiency. That's a very low level- get treated immediately! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/19/warning-potentially-life-threatening-vitamin-deficiency-affects-25-percent-of-adults. Aspx &
http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences & http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02810/facts-about-vitamin-b. ...Read more