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Iron 208, Fe sat 68%, uibc 96, but ferritin 46. Hg 14-15, HC 44.6 Hx of severe joint pain from iron, but no pain now, what could be going on?

Iron 208, Fe sat 68%, uibc 96, but ferritin 46. Hg 14-15, HC 44.6 Hx of severe joint pain from iron, but no pain now, what could be going on?

Fe intake: Your Iron profile does not suggest you need Fe. The Fe saturation is high. Please check fasting transferrin saturation. You may be reacting to Fe but with these numbers, you do not need Fe supplementation ...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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17yr girl athletic, ferritin<10, not anaemic, oral iron for 18mths, memory loss, no coeliac , light periods, extreme tiredness, joint pain. Any ideas?

17yr girl athletic, ferritin<10, not anaemic, oral iron  for 18mths, memory loss, no coeliac , light periods, extreme tiredness, joint pain. Any ideas?

Go to see your MD: You have iron deficiency- despites taking the oral iron. How do you take it? If you only take once a day- then increase to 3x/day. Take it on empty stomach and drink it with orange juice or vitamin c to increase absorption. How is your diet? Increase intake of food that rich in iron like spinach, beets, liver etc. See-www.Ironrichfood.Org. If oral iron doesn't not help- then IV iron is needed. ...Read more

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Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Can low oxygen level cause joint pain?

Hypoxia hurts all!: Low oxygen levels (hypoxia) not only affect the lungs, heart & brain but have a severe impact on the joints. Hypoperfusion (a lack of nutrients) to the joints may cause severe pain. Any one who has attempted to mountain climb to fast can appreciate the severe aches incurred w/ the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. You are not going crazy if your joints hurt more as your oxygen levels drop! ...Read more

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I have a cortisol level of 0.8. Can that cause weight gain, extreme fatigue, joint pain. Low bp, heart palpitations? What should I do?

I have a cortisol level of 0.8. Can that cause weight gain, extreme fatigue, joint pain. Low bp, heart palpitations? What should I do?

Complicated: Normal 8 am cortisol is 8-23 micrograms per deciliter. Since you don't use units, it's not clear if you're normal or not. Moreover, even if it's low as I think you're hinting, your Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may have suppressed it. A cortrosyn stimulation test is needed. Finally, low cortisol could cause fatigue and low BP, but not the other symptoms. Clearly, you need to stay under your doctor's care! ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

Yes,The human body : Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles. Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

No: Iron overload states (rare) can cause joint pain but iron deficiency does not. ...Read more

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I take 400 mg ibuprofin daily for joint pain. Can that be the cause of sgpt level of 48 ul?

I take 400 mg ibuprofin daily for joint pain. Can that be the cause of sgpt level of 48 ul?

Unlikely, but can!: This low a dose almost never causes liver issues. An SGPT level of 48 is barely elevated. Could be, but unlikely to be ibuprophen. That being stated, repeat in four weeks! you may have had a mild hepatotrophic virus! if still elevated, stop ibuprophen and retest! there are many other nsaids for arthritis! ...Read more

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My brother has low vitamin d levels, low B12 levels and joint pain. What could this be?

My brother has low vitamin d levels, low B12 levels and joint pain. What could this be?

Might be Gluten: Gluten sensitivity can cause many health issues because it turns on the immune system that may also manifest with autoimmune damages. Many patients will have an inability to make intrinsic factor in the stomach so B12 is not absorbed. Lipase is often reduced so fat soluble vitamins like d are not absorbed. Lastly, because of auto-antibodies, joint pain may also occur. I recommend gene testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low immunoglobulin g (igg) to cause joint pain?

Is it possible for low immunoglobulin g (igg) to cause joint pain?

Yes: It depends on the type of deficiency (IgG subtype or total) and the level. You should see an immunologist or a rheumatologist with specific training in this area for evaluation ...Read more

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What ailment causes multiple joint pain with a low grade fever?

What ailment causes multiple joint pain with a low grade fever?

Several: This is difficult to answer because so many conditions may cause similar symptoms, including viruses. I would suggest a consultation with a rheumatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment ?

50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment ?

See details: Unless you have severe pain and swelling, you do not have gout. It you do not have gout, then there is no reason to treat a mildly elevated uric acid of only 7.3 mg/dl. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can an extremely low fat diet cause major joint pain especially in the back and cold appendages?

Can an extremely low fat diet cause major joint pain especially in the back and cold appendages?

Yes: Very low-calorie diets are often deficient in necessary fat and protein, causing muscle loss which can lead to joint pain, particularly in postural muscles. Cold hands and feet can be seen in many disorders, including vascular conditions, thyroid disease, but also in anorexia and malnutrition. Proper weight loss should aim for no more than 1-2 pounds per week, otherwise there is risk of regain. ...Read more

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Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Not bone density: Low bone density does not cause any symptoms unless you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, then there is pain. Pain in joints can be from osteoarthritis or other forms of arthritis. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. ...Read more

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Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times ?

Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times
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Call doctor: This is something you must get advice from your rheumatologist. It is not a good idea to stop steroid on your own since uncontrolled inflammation from autoimmune diseases can lead to permanent organ damage. Call your doctor now. ...Read more

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What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?

What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA  daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?

Make diagnosis: Those are a lot of things and they may or may not all be connected. Certainly with an elevated sed rate and a positiveana test are concerning for an autoimmune condition, such as lupus, would be a concern. I would encourage you to continue work up with a rheumatologist and ultimately the single or multiple diagnosis made will aid in treatment and prognosis discussions. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can cause really bad joint pain?

What can cause really bad joint pain?

See below: Really severe joint pain can be due to gout from uric acid crystals; to pseudogouit from Calcium pyrophosphate crystals due to several diseases; to acute joint injury; to acute joint infection; and to a severe flare of Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory arthritis ...Read more

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What causes joint pain on the side you use least?

Muscle tone?: Uncertain i understand your questions but i will try to answer it. Your dominant side will have stronger muscles and this muscle tone may protect you more.The non-dominany side may be more deconditioned sicne itis used less. Try a general exercise program. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more