It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diet & Nutrition Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 4
countyroad HB User
What Causes Repeated Iron Drop?

For the second time in the past few years, my iron has dropped drastically. But the doctors say I am not anemic. My recent lab work showed my Ferritin to be 9 when it should have been at least 50.

What could be causing this?

 
Old 08-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Orleans, La
Posts: 78
nola HB Usernola HB Usernola HB User
Re: What Causes Repeated Iron Drop?

There could be something you're eating that causes iron to not be absorbed well. Internal bleeding is another factor but I'd think you'd know about that if it was the case. I guess since you don't have low iron all the time, you are not considered anemic. Have you been taking iron supplements and eating iron rich foods? Also, menstrual periods can cause a drop in iron.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



JohnR41 (17), sjb (8), janewhite1 (7), tjlhb (5), Machaon (4), bdrunner79 (4), Administrator (4), ladybud (3), Anjjou72 (2), Kali333 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:36 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!