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    Old 11-30-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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    Dr. did not retest low ferritin

    Is this common? I had a ferritin of 9 in August. She had me take Iron and come back in 3 months. I did, and they called me and said my results were normal. They faxed me a copy of my blood test, and they rechecked my iron saturation which was now in the normal range at 31 (was previously at 17) and my iron serum was now 93, and was previously at 59. They did not retest the ferritin. Should I assume it is now normal as well? The nurse said since the other numbers were fine they don't need to check the ferritin.

    My vitamin D levels were low again. They were 23.7, now are at 22.4. She said to increase my vitamin D supplement.

    Any info about the ferritin would be helpful.



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    Old 12-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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    Re: Dr. did not retest low ferritin

    Never assume anything and have them recheck your ferritin levels. Your well within your rights to ask that they do that. Just because they were okay several months ago should not create indiffernce with the nurse. Ultimately it can't hurt to recheck and either way it will give you some peace of mind. Clinicians are human and can misdiagnose. Follow your gut and ask questions.

    Old 12-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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    Re: Dr. did not retest low ferritin

    Thank you. It was 9 and now I don't know what it is. Ugh. I am starting to wonder if I don't need to find a new doc. They told me to take 400 iui of vitamin d3. Then when it went even lower, they told me to take 1000. They don't seem too sure of themselves. They also didn't mention if i should continue to take iron.

    Thanks again! I appreciate your response.

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