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 is hemochromatosis reversible through phlebotomy or must a patient undergo phlebotomy on a regular basis for the rest of his life? Does phlebotomy eventually ease the symptom so that this treatment may stop?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lifelong
Once you get most of the iron out of you, you will require only occasional phlebotomy.
You'll monitor it and get treated as you need.

In brief: Lifelong
Once you get most of the iron out of you, you will require only occasional phlebotomy.
You'll monitor it and get treated as you need.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not reversible
Pt cen get phlebotomy on as need basis to maintain hematocrit about 40%.
Other lab markers ferritin, transferrin, TIBC levels are important as well.The procedure will help pt from developing complications of the disease such as cirrhosis, heptocellular carcinoma.

In brief: Not reversible
Pt cen get phlebotomy on as need basis to maintain hematocrit about 40%.
Other lab markers ferritin, transferrin, TIBC levels are important as well.The procedure will help pt from developing complications of the disease such as cirrhosis, heptocellular carcinoma.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: For Life
The disease is not curable with phlebotomy.
However, it can be treatable. Phlebotomy is performed until a ferritin level of 50 is achieved and this should be maintained for life.

In brief: For Life
The disease is not curable with phlebotomy.
However, it can be treatable. Phlebotomy is performed until a ferritin level of 50 is achieved and this should be maintained for life.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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