Re: Normal ferritin level for a female?
I have had trouble with anemia for several years. I can't take iron pills because of GI issues. My doctor seems very concerned because my ferritin level is 7. From what I read here, 7 doesn't seem low compared to those with 3 or 4 levels. For those who have raised their levels, was there anything you did besides consume more iron rich food? I've also had a colonoscopy, endoscopy and cat scan on my pancreas to check for internal bleeding, but they came out fine. I would rather find a way to increase my iron than to go through another series of testing. I don't feel many effects from the anemia, just occasional light headedness.