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    Old 12-15-2015, 08:07 AM   #1
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    Question Low Iron Saturation, other results normal. Should I be concerned?

    I'm a little confused about the results of an iron panel I recently had done. I took the test while fasting before 10am. I wanted to have everything tested because I've been feeling very lethargic lately...more tired than usual (I'm often fatigued - have been for years), no drive to do anything, racing heart beat... It seems like I'm cold more than usual too, and starting late last year I began to develop floaters in my eyes for the first time in my life (I'm only 27). I went from zero floaters to probably around 40+. I also still have unexplained neuropathy type symptoms in my feet, muscle pain, weight gain, etc. I'd never had my iron tested, so I thought, why not?

    Here are my results:

    Iron Bind.Cap.(TIBC) 368 ug/dL (lab range of 250-450)
    UIBC 303 ug/dL (lab range of 150-375)
    Iron, Serum 65 ug/dL (lab range of 35-155)
    Iron Saturation 16 % (lab range of 18-55)
    Ferritin, Serum 51 ng/mL (lab range of 15-150)

    To my disappointment, everything appears to be normal, save for iron saturation. According to some research I did, anything below 20% is actually a bit of a red flag. My doctor, however, didn't seem to care. But he's TERRIBLE with nutrition-related things like this. Absolutely terrible. I have yet to find a doctor who isn't.

    I just wanted to post here and ask for advice, because I don't understand whether there's an issue here or not with my iron. I'm so frustrated. I just want to figure out why I don't feel well!

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    Old 07-03-2016, 07:18 AM   #2
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    Re: Low Iron Saturation, other results normal. Should I be concerned?

    Not sure how old this post is. My sats are 15 and ferritin 20. I have been on iron for 2 months it went to 24.. slow process. I like you, I also see floaters.... it's mostly side vision... I wonder how long till this will go away... anyone have a similar experience???

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