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Ferritin Folic Acid
I am a 56 year-old female with a history >20 yrs of chronic non-iron deficiency anemia, hgb 10.2. No menses, 2 egds/colonoscopies in last 10 years normal, fe, tibc, ferritin, folic acid, folate wnl.
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
Rbc lo. Hgb, hct ok. Mch & MCV hi. Ferritin ok. B12 & folic acid hi. D lo. Thyroid ok. Rf hi. Repeatable. Tired, weak and unfocused. Cause?
Additional info: What are the actual number values associated with the rbc, hgb, hct, mch, and mcv? This will help establish significance of these high or low values. Do you have relatives with RA or other autoimmune disease? Do you have any history of hepatitis or liver disease (can cause simultaneous high rf and high mcv)? Are there other lab test results for autoimmune disease (ana)? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom had low hemoglobine and took iron/folic acid for 1 month now hmg is normal but ferritin is 395.01 high, will stop the pills, what to do? Is it ok?
5yo kid, Aug 15: Folic acid >20.0 ng, vit B12 of 725.0 pg, ser ferritin 20.20 ng, PTH 70.4 pg; vit D 59.11 in 5/15; folic acid, PTH, fer r they normal?
Why tests done ?: What is wrong with the 5 years old boy.Why was all these tests done.his tests . All tests except parathyroid hormone are normal . Parathyroid is slightly elevated as normal is 15 to55 in 5 yrs old.You have to discuss with the doctor who ordered the tests and you know the reason you took 5 years old to doctor. What is doctor looking for. What is the calcium level .Discuss all that with the Pedia ...Read more
Hi.I have folate deficiancy at 2. but my feritin levels are very high. i have been given folic acid to take everyday. are the two linked?
Complete workup: You need to find out why you're folate deficient. This may simply involve modifying your diet to include more folate-rich foods. However,a very high serum ferritin warns of hemochromatosis. This is deadly if neglected but easily managed. They are not connected. Insist on a full explanation from your physician. ...Read more
I haven't had a period in 3 months am on a lot of tablets for my pain i'm so tired all the time and my bloods are showing low folic acid and kidney bor?
Get lab work: No period for three months can be from the stress you have but i recommend getting lab work to confirm you thyroid, other hormone levels are fine. You should also have your ferritin, vitamin d and b levels checked because they are probably low contributing to your fatigue. Low Folic Acid should be replaced with Folic Acid 800mg daily. Not sure what kidney bor is. ...Read more
What are all the causes of moderate macrocytic anemia in elederly other than vitamin B12 and folic acid defficiency. Can severe depression cause that?
Depression>poor eatg: Anemia should not be accepted as an inevitable consequence of aging. A cause is found in approximately 80 percent of elderly patients. The most common causes of anemia in the elderly are chronic disease and iron deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding and myelodysplastic syndrome are among other causes of anemia in the elderly. Serum ferritin is the most us. ...Read more
Hemoglogin:12.5 low, hematocrit:38 low. Iron, folic acid, b12, vitamin d ok. What's causing anemia & what do I do? Have graves disease&psoriasis/arthr
Folic acid, AKA folate (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
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