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Posted by: Sun | 2005/07/13

Stubborn Iron Deficiency

Hi Doctor, I've have a ferritin test regularly ordered by my GP, he says its meant to be 30, and its been between 1-5 for two years already, despite heaps of iron pills even gericomplex. I am only 23. Nothing makes it right, should I just live with it? What to do? I eat meat and veg daily. My GP says its not his specialty

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Sun, has anyone tried to find out why this is the case? The most common cause is blood loss - menstruation in women and gastro-intestinal bleeding in both genders. Let me know as a new question and we’ll take it from there (I won’t take so long to answer again). Good luck.

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