Ferritin

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Re: Ferritin

Postby rthom » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:55 am

Well hope things look good with the hemotologist. Weird levels though eh?
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Re: Ferritin

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:26 pm

DEB - I have never ever heard of a ferritin level reading in the 500s. ??
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Re: Ferritin

Postby debbluebird » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:05 pm

Some people with high levels, have hereditary hemochromatosis, which I don't have the symptoms. Some inflammatory conditions cause the high levels. I have severe arthritis. Alcoholics, people with liver diseases, etc can have high levels. My guess is it's my arthritis. I'm not really worried. It's been like this for years and I don't have any symptoms. It would cost a lot to go to that doctor, plus the tests. I've waited this long, I can wait until this summer. No other doctor ever said much to me and back then I didn't know what it was.

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Re: Ferritin

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:12 pm

It goes to show how broad an acceptable ferritin level can be.
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Re: Ferritin

Postby badnights » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:34 am

I remember hearing that you shouldn't get your ferritin tested during certain illnesses, because inflammation increases the amount of ferritin circulating in the blood.
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Re: Ferritin

Postby debbluebird » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:46 pm

That's why I'm not that worried about it. I can't contol the arthritis, it's all the time.

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