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Fatigue, tiredness, palpitations, and insomnia for 4 MOS. Sometimes I have muscle twitches at night. Cardiac workup, abdominal ultrasound, head MRI all normal. K level is 3.2, Vit. D level 18, ferritin level 14. Could these levels cause symptoms?

Fatigue, tiredness, palpitations, and insomnia for 4 MOS. Sometimes I have muscle twitches at night. Cardiac workup, abdominal ultrasound, head MRI all normal. K level is 3.2, Vit. D level 18, ferritin level 14. Could these levels cause symptoms?

No.: Your symptoms are not caused by those labs although they indicate your Vit D level and ferritin are low. You might benefit from Vit D 1000 IU/ day and some oral iron - especially if you are a little anemic. ...Read more

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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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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Ferritin level at 14. what would you tell a patent about it? Is there any other additional tests you would want to do after a Ferritin test?

Low ferritin: Ferritin is the storage form of iron. If you are low in iron, it typically means you are anemic. Either you are not taking in enough iron or you are losing too much As a female, I would ask how heavy are your periods, any change in diet or special diet, any heartburn or change in bowel habits or color of your stool. A cbc is warranted and based off your answers to above, other tests. ...Read more

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Hey my ferritin level is 14.8 ng/ml. .. do I need to take iron supplements? I look pale and my MCV level is 84.4?

Very low ferritin: This is an abnormally low level. Ferritin reflects our body's iron stores. You need an immediate evaluation of why you're low iron stores are low. Are you bleeding into your gut? Do you have copious vaginal bleeding? You need an urgent medical evaluation to determine the cause. You can't treat chronic bleeding with iron pills. And yes, iron deficiency causes hair loss. ...Read more

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Is a Ferritin level of 14 low enough to cause symptoms of hair loss & bruising?

Is a Ferritin level of 14 low enough to cause symptoms of hair loss & bruising?

No: Ferritin is not related to hair loss or bruising. However, your ferritin and by inference iron stores are low and you should take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Women lose iron in menstrual blood and are not uncommonly iron deficient.
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. 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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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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Cannot keep ferritin levels in normal range without infusions. Any thoughts why this is. Went from 6 to 391 and back to 14, 7 months later.?

Iron deficiency: anemia. Consult your pCP and obtain a hematology consultation. You may require iron supplementation and/or other bone arrow stimulants depending on the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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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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What does level 1 on ferritin mean?

Iron deficiency: Ferritin level of 1.0 is abnormally low and indicates iron deficiency. Please consult your doctor to determine the cause and proper treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm. ...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 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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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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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

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Why would a man in his 70's have a ferritin level of 600?

Iron overloaded: Forgive me for sounding irreverent -- iron overload is often missed clinically, especially when it is fairly mild (as suggested by a ferritin of 600). There are some other possibilities but this is likely to be mild hemochromatosis, and you may feel quite a bit better if you get treated. Your physician knows how to do the workup. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you have low ferritin levels?

Low ferritin: Ferritin is the storage protein for iron. Low ferritin level usually means you have low iron or iron deficiency. Serum ferritin. ...Read more

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How long does ferose f tablets take to increase the ferritin levels?

It depends: I understand you are a 50 year old woman. If you are iron-deficient, the key is to discover why. If this happened because you are a vegetarian or heavy blood donor, please get advice on your options. If you have chronic blood loss from some source, this needs to be identified because it often warns of serious illness. We pathologists say, "Treat the person, not the lab value." Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is 400 as a 48 year old female is this hemotomocrosis?

Hemochromatosis is: Associated with a markedly elevated ferritin. A value of 100is normal. ...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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What does it mean when my ferritin level is high? What exactly is ferritin anyway?

Storage iron: You need a certain amount of the element in storage, but having too much can mate you sick. If very high, you likely have hemochromatosis, which is very Serious but very easy to treat. ...Read more

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How low is a ferritin Level of 9? Can it suddenly be diet related if previously it's been fine?

Low ferritin: A ferritin level of 9ng / mL is low for an adult and may indicate iron deficiency. Low dietary intake over time (month) can be a cause. Try to eat foods with iron and consult a doctor to see if you are in fact if on deficient and if iron supplementation makes sense for you to keep your blood count healthy and avoid anemia. ...Read more

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Ferritin level 167 and 241 for the last two years respectively. In my early 30's female. Normal if not who due I need to see?

Ferritin level 167 and 241 for the last two years respectively. In my early 30's female. Normal if not who due I need to see?

Hematologist: High ferritin levels (normal for women=12 to 150) such as yours suggest hemochromatosis or other chronic disorders. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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High ferritin levels indicates?

Iron overload or...: High ferritin levels in your thirties could be an indication of an primary (hemachromatosis) or secondary (hemosiderosis) overload state, or chronic inflammation. Ferritin levels in the iron overload states are typically quite high and are typically > 800; whereas chronic inflammation will produce levels typically <800. ...Read more

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What are normal serum ferritin levels?

Level: It varies between labs, but it usually between 30-400 ng/ml for males and 15-200ng/ml for females. ...Read more

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Serum ferritin level is 45. Is it low?

No: See this site for more info on this topic.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm ...Read more

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IgA TTG POSITIVE low level of ferritin?

Gluten sensitivity: Typical findings for gluten intolerance with reduced iron absorption and thus the low ferritin. Need to avoid gluten and take some iron supplement (or even shots) ...Read more

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What is the best iron to raise ferritin levels?

What is the best iron to raise ferritin levels?

It depends: What you really want to know is, 'what form of iron is right for me to take to correct my iron deficiency? ' I am going to assume that if you are indeed iron deficient, a cause has been found. If it's vegetarianism, give it up. If it's bleeding from an ulcer, get this treated. You state you are age 50 and if this is heavy monthly loss, perhaps this itself is a concern. Your physician knows best. ...Read more

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Hi is a ferritin level of 86ng/ml in normal range?

Hi is a ferritin level of 86ng/ml in normal range?

Depends: Ferritin level is dependent on the range established by the reference lab. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can ferritin be normal while iron levels may be low?

Yes: Yes, because they are testing for different things.Ferritin tests for your total body iron stores and iron level tests for only the amount of iron present in the blood. ...Read more

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If low ferritin corrected does this increase B12 level?

Not necessarily: These are two different substrates required for blood production. You can have a deficiency of one without the other being abnormal. Occasionally under certain circumstances both can be abnormal and require replacement. It is best to have your primary care assess, then if this is not sufficient, see an Hematologist. ...Read more

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Is a ferritin level of 9 and an iron count of 36 natural?

Iron deficient: Natural? Yes. Healthy? No. This is iron deficiency. See your doctor. ...Read more