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Normal Range Of Iron Levels In Blood
Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more
Hgb 13.5-17: RBCS 4.3 to 5.5. Make sure the lab is using the units that are the same as USA to compare the numbers ...Read more
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Low iron and saturation %, normal tranferrine and ferrantine levels.I have thalassimia.Cbc normal.Why are iron and saturation% low.Thankyou?
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FERRITIN level was only 12, all other parts of iron profile in range, hgb 13.4, wbc 4.5 rbc 4.45 Why is ferritin level low and wbc low end of range?
Ferritin: Ferritin reflects the iron levels "in the bank" so to speak, or storage iron, not what is "in your wallet" or in circulation. It means there is iron deficiency, but you may be absorbing enough to keep hgb/rbc going. WBC varies by individual and various other factors & is unrelated to iron. ...Read more
Iron: You can have iron deficiency without having iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is a condition where your hemoglobin is below the normal concentration. And as you know there are many causes of anemia. Iron deficiency can be one of them. Iron storage ( ferritin) will be the one that goes down first before your hemoglobin declines. Why one has low iron? There are many causes-bleeding, malabsorption etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal hemoglobin, lower than normal MCH and MCHC). Serum ferritin in low normal range(40). What could it mean?
Stop worrying: You may have a very mild thalassemia variant. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Ask your physician whether you have "thal minor" -- simply so that you'll know in case you are thinking of marrying someone else with it. ...Read more
My serum iron was elevated at 241, however my ferritin, TIBC, and transferrin count were in the normal reference ranges. Is this hemochromatosis?
Donate blood: What you described is not necessarily hemochromatosis. There is a genetic for it that you may wish to get in consultation with your doctor. If you are otherwise healthy consider donating blood, it will reduce your iron and you will do a good deed. See this site for more info. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003488.htm ...Read more
Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?
No; 100; 140: Normals are the same regardless of age. Fasting under 100 (110 according to others); 2 hours post meal under 140. ...Read more
My ferritin level is 5.5 starting range is 6.2-137.0 is this a considerably low level? My iron levels are within normal range.
Low iron stores: 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 ferritin levels suggest low body stores of iron. Iron deficiency is common in women due to menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron supplement with multivitamins and consult your doctor at the next visit. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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
Blood test showed , ESR and RDW levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. Scary?
POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone (spironolactone) and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath. ...Read more
Testosterone: Testosterone causes some proliferation of the red cell precursors at puberty. I suspect this is the result of natural selection as early humans were hunter-gatherers. High hemoglobin improves aerobic fitness (ask a sports cheater), and allows faster running. Survival requires you run faster than the next guy when you're both being chased by a bear. ...Read more
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