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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?

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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Why does doctor need to test my serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation?

Why does doctor need to test my serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation?

Iron testing: The three tests you mention, as well as a ferritin level, allow your doctor to determine how much iron you have available in both your blood stream and your body stores. The levels of these tests change in a characteristic fashion in iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disease, and iron overload. ...Read more

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Most important lab.Hct, iron serum, iron saturation or hemoglobin?

Most important lab.Hct, iron serum, iron saturation or hemoglobin?

Unclear question: Serum iron and iron saturation are only indicated if hb and hct are low and iron deficiency is suspected. ...Read more

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Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?

Anemia found on labs.  Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3.  Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron.  Blood transfusion needed?

How do you FEEL?: I'm glad this was recognized in time. You'll need a transfusion only if you're seriously symptomatic and can't last long enough to have your stores rebuilt by supplements. Please comply. Your best source of iron is red meat. Iron in spinach is bound to an acid that makes it not absorbable and broccoli as a wonderful source of iron is a myth made up by vegetarians. Good luck and be discerning. ...Read more

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Taking iron supplements, my ferritin is very low (5), my tranferrin and iron are normal. My TIBC and % transferrin saturation are high. Cause?

Taking iron supplements, my ferritin is very low (5), my tranferrin and iron are normal. My TIBC and % transferrin saturation are high. Cause?

Partially treated: Ferritin reflects body storage iron, while serum iron and transferrin saturation reflect current iron circulating in plasma. When you take oral iron supplement, the amount of iron in circulation (absorbed from gut on its way to storage sites) is transiently high. Your data suggest you have iron deficiency, partially treated, with blood tests taken within a day or two of your most recent iron pill. ...Read more

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I have iron deficiency anemia. Current bloodwork: Transferrin 379, iron 120, TIBC 565, iron saturation 21.2. Hgb 8.9, above results still anemia??

I have iron deficiency anemia.  Current bloodwork: Transferrin 379, iron 120, TIBC 565, iron saturation 21.2. Hgb 8.9, above results still anemia??

Yes indeed: Hemoglobin 8.9 is anemia, period. Please forgive my frankness. I hope that no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetarian. If you have blood loss, either monthly or from illness, I hope the source is discovered -- it could be ulcer, cancer, hookworm, etc. If you tolerate oral iron poorly, please consider an injectable form. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ferritin, hematocrit, hglobin normal. Hematocrit 44. Will iron increase it? Serum iron low. Rbc count normal and above.

Ferritin, hematocrit, hglobin normal. Hematocrit 44. Will iron increase it? Serum iron low. Rbc count normal and above.

Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for an athletic competition, you'll have to ask elsewhere. Loading up on iron is likely to make you sick, both acutely (upset stomach) and long-term (iron-overload still kills plenty of men). ...Read more

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Serum iron 4umol/L Transferrin IBC 64umol/L Transferrin saturation 6% Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Serum iron 4umol/L
Transferrin IBC 64umol/L
Transferrin saturation 6%
Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L

Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Need to evaluate: 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 results are consistent with iron deficiency. Do you have heavy periods? Do you eat a normal diet? Have you been evaluated for celiac disease? If you are not able to absorb oral iron, it may be given intravenously. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Exhaustion, dizzy spells, serum iron 6umol/L, transferrin IBC 59, trans saturation 10%, serum ferritin assay 43. Do i need iron tablets/further tests?

Exhaustion, dizzy spells, serum iron 6umol/L, transferrin IBC 59, trans saturation 10%, serum ferritin assay 43. Do i need iron tablets/further tests?

May be both: You appear to be iron deficient and should take oral iron supplements. However, it is important to determine why you are iron deficient. A common cause in women is heavy menstrual bleeding. Others are malabsorption and blood loss in the intestine. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Iron panel- UIBC: 109 (low), Iron serum: 170 (high), Iron saturation: 61% (high), TIBC: normal, Ferritin: 40 (normal). What can cause this?

Iron panel- UIBC: 109 (low), Iron serum: 170 (high), Iron saturation: 61% (high), TIBC: normal, Ferritin: 40 (normal). What can cause this?

May be normal: 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, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary in your lab results. Generally it is a good idea to treat the person and not the lab results. ...Read more

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What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the body falsely detects NORMAL TISSUE as being "FOREIGN" and develops auto-antibodies against (in this case) your thyroid gland and your bone marrow) This is a guess....just a "thought"..hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms.dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383(normal) and % iron sat 7%.IS it IDA/ACD?

I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms.dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383(normal) and % iron sat 7%.IS it IDA/ACD?

Need more info: A hemoglobin of 10.6 is low or an adult. the serum iron of 25 is also low as is the percent saturation. I like to do a ferritin level also. Ladies who are menstruating should be on iron replacement at least on the days of their menses. Please speak to your physician about iron preparations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low iron saturation=10, and fatigue. Other iron workup and rbc is normal. Is this anemia ?

  Low iron saturation=10, and  fatigue. Other iron workup and rbc is normal.   Is this anemia ?

No but iron defic: You are iron deficient but not anemic per your information. Iron deficiency can and does occur without anemia. Iron deficiency without anemia can cause symptoms including fatigue. ...Read more

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I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms.dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383(normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?

Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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