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MY ferritin count is a 3. Iron is 85. How serious is this?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Extremely

It is evidence that you are losing blood without knowing it.
This is stomach or colon cancer, or a stomach ulcer, until proved otherwise. If you've a non-supplementing vegetarian, or a very frequent blood donor, there may be an innocent explanation. But you need a workup. Now. Let's find the cause while it's curable.

In brief: Extremely

It is evidence that you are losing blood without knowing it.
This is stomach or colon cancer, or a stomach ulcer, until proved otherwise. If you've a non-supplementing vegetarian, or a very frequent blood donor, there may be an innocent explanation. But you need a workup. Now. Let's find the cause while it's curable.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Low iron

if you in menopause ( 51 F).
this means, you are losing blood ..most common will be GI. you need Gastroenterlology consult and may need upper and lower endoscopy

In brief: Low iron

if you in menopause ( 51 F).
this means, you are losing blood ..most common will be GI. you need Gastroenterlology consult and may need upper and lower endoscopy
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
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