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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Normal Iron Low Hemoglobin
for over a year I have been treated with many different types of iron ,the last being iron injections but my hemoglobin only goes up to around 74 my iron is normal yet there saying I have low iron anemai.I dont understand if my iron is normal and my hemoglobin is low how could I have iron defficiancy anemia.Is this possible?
There are multiple causes of anemia. Iron deficiency is just one of them. Tests that will help make that differentiation are a ferritin level, a CRP, an iron level, and iron saturation.
If you can provide us with these numbers, we can begin to make some comments.
Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University