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What is ferritin level?

What is ferritin level?

Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200. ...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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Is a ferritin level of 14 low ?

Yes that is: A low level. Generally a low ferritin is due to poor iron stores, and the most likely cause is blood loss -- usually chronic in nature. ...Read more

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How bad is a ferritin level of 2000?

Inflammation: It is a nonspecific lab value reflecting an inflammatory process. You appear to have some inflammatory process. ...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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Is it bad if my ferritin level is only 7?

Yes!: You are iron deficient, but the more important question is why? Periods? Gastric bleeding. Poor intake of iron? See your doctor! ...Read more

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Ferritin levels drop from 260 to 86 in one month?

Still normal: Did you have any bleeding between the two tests? The level is still normal. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm. ...Read more

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Ferritin level of 59 is that good? What is ideal?

Ferritin level of 59 is that good? What is ideal?

Yes: Serum ferritin level reflects total body iron stores. Normal ferritin level for adult female ranges from 10 to 120 ng per milliliter. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you have low ferritin levels?

Iron deficiency: This usually means you're short on iron stores. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Please get with a scientific practitioner who can guide you. Are you a woman with heavy monthly loss or who's had numerous pregnancies? Are you perhaps losing blood into your gut from an ulcer or cancer? There are many possibilities. Your physician is your guide. ...Read more

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What does a ferritin level greater than 10, 000 indicate?

Not many causes: Extremely high levels of ferritin are seen chronically only in patients with one of the genetic forms of hemochromatosis and in those who have received multiple red blood cell transfusions. Acute onset of extremely high levels of ferritin may be seen in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus, opportunistic infection in a patient with hiv, and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hlh). ...Read more