My family doc ran some Iron tests on me recently. A little frustrated because they are saying they are fine, but they sure don't sound fine to me.
Iron and TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity)
Iron....33 Normal Range 37-145
TIBC...375 Normal Range 250-450
Iron Sat...9 Normal Range 20-50
Ferritin dropped from 145 a couple of months ago to now its 45. Still in the normal range but very close to the low end range.
My HCT & HGB have been low for awhile.
My question to you is how do I respond to them. I love my docs but so many of my labs have come back in the low or low normal range, but they their fine. I just don't want to be going thru what I did this past four months again.
Can you give me your thoughts about this? Advice on how to discuss this concern with them. Thanks in advance!
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