Test results low ferritin, high transferrin, low saturation
I actually found out these results by going to my cardiology appointment for my palpitations (had PACs, PVCs, tachycardia, and high bpm in my sleep)-- they sent me down to the lab for a workup... ferritin level came back as 6, iron level came back as 13.6 (12 or less= anemia), saturation was 14%, and transferrin was 379. She recommended to my PCP that he test to see if i'm losing blood from anywhere.. he told me just to go on 325 mg ferrous sulfate with 500 mg vitamin C... showed no concern for testing to see about losing blood.. i don't have heavy periods, i work out all the time, and i don't eat red meat, but have been taking a multi with iron for the past few years. my iron has never been this low and i've never had arrhythmias like this before either. i decided today to go ahead and make an appointment with a local hematologist-- my PCP would not give me a referral because he seemed to think nothing of these results. Any suggestions? Do I have a reason to be worried?