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Low Ferritin Count
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
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
I have a ferritin level of 8, a low WBC count and low neutrophil and lymphocyte. normal periods and eat well rounded diet - what are potential causes?
Possible causes: Get an eval as many blood disorders such as the anemia's can cause these issues. Problems with intestinal absorption such as Celiac disease may cause abnormal counts such as yours too. Depending on how low the blood count numbers are,, you may need a more urgent appt. Best to see a Hematologist, as the ferritin is low and you certainly may need iron replacement. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ferritin level is high. My breast nipples are tender. I have a low RBC count. I was diagnosed with perriperal neoropathy. Are they related?
Quite a : Constellation of symptoms and findings. If your anemia is significant enough to lead to repeated transfusions this leads to a high ferritin. Ferritin is also an acute phase reactant, so it is also up in inflammation and infection. That said it is hard to relate all of your findings to one diagnosis. Work through it with your doc. ...Read more
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
Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in the intestine. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation and a colonoscopy may be warranted. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/causes/CON-2001932s ...Read more
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
Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating enough iron in your diet, or B) you have some blood losses (heavy periods). Another choice might be C) disease processes with malnutrition, inadequate absorption, or utilization. You should follow through with your doctor to get this problem fixed. ...Read more
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