What it means is that you are seriously iron deficient and need iron supplementation right away. Maybe an infusion.
Ferrritin of only 6 means your iron storage has dwindled to almost nothing. The lowest end of normal is 36.
The lowest end of normal for hematocrit is 37, so your hematocrit is well below normal.
Your hemoglobin is below normal, too.
The low hemoglobin and hematocrit make sense because the ferritin (iron stores) is so low.
Post Edited (njmom) : 11/18/2007 10:39:30 PM (GMT-7)
CrazyHarry, thanks so much for your post! My daughter's iron took a nose dive while she was on Pentasa, but the GI ridiculed me when I said there appeared to be a connection.
She went off the Pentasa, and her iron went up.
Post Edited (njmom) : 11/18/2007 10:39:48 PM (GMT-7)