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Hemochromatosis

Low Hemoglobin

08/10/2010

Question:

I have a low hemogloben (121) and high (ferritin) 1600. Tests on liver function and abdomonal ultrasound all normal, clear for hemochromotosis gene. No smoking no alcohol,not overweight, plenty of exercise healthy lifestyle, what could be the cause ?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness.  Regarding the ferritin (1600), you might want to talk to your doctor about evaluation for possible inflammatory conditions that can also cause the ferritin to be high even if there is no evidence of hemochromatosis.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University