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How many phlebotomies will I need to have a normal iron level again?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depend on severity

Treatment can start from weekly to several weeks till depletion of iron stores is achieved-ferritin level <50mcg/ml and transferrin saturation <30%.

In brief: Depend on severity

Treatment can start from weekly to several weeks till depletion of iron stores is achieved-ferritin level <50mcg/ml and transferrin saturation <30%.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Depends

If it is for genetic hemochromatosis, then weekly phlebotomy is done until anemia develops or the ferritin is around 50.
Long term management is to keep a ferritin around 50.

In brief: Depends

If it is for genetic hemochromatosis, then weekly phlebotomy is done until anemia develops or the ferritin is around 50.
Long term management is to keep a ferritin around 50.
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