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Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Anemia is Lo Hemoglo: You need to tell us about your Hemoglobin(Hb) level. That is what defines Anemia.... a level below 12 Grams in a woman equals anemia. Then you need to ask your doctor to find the cause and treat the cause, which is often excessive blood loss either thru menses or from another source. That is why you need to be checked thoroughly. Iron levels will help in defining the cause which is often Iron defi ...Read more

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Recently had a blood test with my results coming back with a iron level of 3, would like to know if this is level and what are the normal level of iro?

Recently had a blood test with my results coming back with a iron level of 3, would like to know if this is level and what are the normal level of iro?

What units?: If this was measured in micrograms per deciliter, you are very low, probably iron deficient, and need to address why -- this may be from monthly loss, loss from pregnancy, vegetarianism, blood loss from hookworm or a GI ulcer or malignancy, or some other cause. Your physician needs to address this with you. ...Read more

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If the blood test shows that the iron levels are within range, even in the normal higher area.....Does that rule out anemia?

If the blood test shows that the iron levels are within range, even in the normal higher area.....Does that rule out anemia?

Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b vitamin defiency, bone marrow issues causing decreased production of red blood cells, hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells, drugs etc. Your doctor should help sort things out for you. ...Read more

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I always had low iron levels and normal blood pressure since yesterday my BP is 153/123 today 153/116 is there a reason for this sudden change?

I  always had low iron levels and normal blood pressure  since yesterday my BP is 153/123 today 153/116  is there a reason for this sudden change?

See a doctor: These blood pressure readings are very high and need attention. With the information at hand we can not explain the reason for the change. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I had a blood test a few months ago and blood cell count was normal but on the lower side so my dr gave me iron tablets and now my blood tests are excellent how do i maintain good iron levels?

I had a blood test a few months ago and blood cell count was normal but on the lower side so my dr gave me iron tablets and now my blood tests are excellent how do i maintain good iron levels?

Were you anemic?: Do you have heavy periods> Were you iron deficient? Some people require iron supplements but most get by with good sources of bioavailable iron, mostly meats, unless they have a cause for iron loss, i.e. gi bleed, woman with heavy menses, exfoliative dermatitis, etc. First confirm it is indeed iron deficiency, secondly treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Had baby 17 days ago. Had curettage due to bleeding. No blood transfusion. Breastfeeding now. What should the normal iron level be?

Had baby 17 days ago. Had curettage due to bleeding. No blood transfusion. Breastfeeding now. What should the normal iron level be?

No way to tell: Without testing you there is no way to predict what your iron levels are, but it will not hurt for you to take iron supplements, or eat a lot of meat and spinach. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more

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How you can decrease iron level in blood?

How  you can  decrease iron level in blood?

Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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Should i stop taking iron as soon as my blood levels are normal?

Should i stop taking iron as soon as my blood levels are normal?

Yes: As soon as your HGB & hematocrit are in normal range you should stop taking iron. Too much iron is not good either , because it deposits in vital organs and cause problems. ...Read more

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A recent blood test indicated iron at 176 mcg/dl (where normal is 45-170). I am having a followup test, but I'm wondering if this level is dangerous?

A recent blood test indicated iron at 176 mcg/dl (where normal is 45-170). I am having a followup test, but I'm wondering if this level is dangerous?

Not "dangerous": Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A slightly elevated iron level without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. More info is needed for context-Why was the test done in the first place? Were you on iron supplementation? The iron level mentioned can be concerning in the context of iron overload, but being 6 pt over the upper limit of normal is not considered dangerous. ...Read more

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