What does it mean when serum iron is high but ferritin is low?

This question comes up all the time. Patients are baffled when their serum iron levels come back elevated and their ferritin levels come back low even though they have all of the symptoms of iron depletion.

What’s going on?

Often doctors or even patients who see this think ‘oh no we better stop taking iron support’ or ‘iron isn’t the issue’ because they see the high serum iron.

However, usually, this is a misunderstanding of what serum iron is testing and what elevated levels mean versus what low ferritin levels mean.

Out of the gate, it is paramount that we test the same way consistently in order to get consistent results.

How to test for iron

Optimally you want to complete the blood draw in the morning in a fasted state. Patients should also not take any iron supplement within 12 hours of a blood draw.

In a non-fasting state you can get significant swings in transferrin levels especially in iron deficient patients. 

Serum iron concentration is also a poor measure of iron status in the body as levels fluctuate significantly due to diurnal variation and fasting status. Even when both morning and fasting blood draws are completed, accuracy is still hampered by the fact that iron is an acute phase reactant and could be falsely low in the case of acute inflammation. 

Specific tests to order: CBC, Ferritin, TIBC, Iron (Transferrin) Saturation and Serum Iron levels checked at the same time. 

What does your iron test mean

If you have high serum iron levels and low ferritin, you may want to check for underlying infections, oral contraceptive use, thyroid disorders and consider testing based on history for heavy metals (especially lead). 

The use of cast iron skillets can be another reason for elevated levels of serum iron, especially if used in the hours before a blood draw.  The initial dosing of iron supplementation can also cause serum iron to rise to the top end of normal or even over while ferritin is slower to reach normal levels. 

As iron deficiency is improved ferritin will rise and serum iron will normalize. 

When ferritin levels drop below 25, the liver will often compensate by synthesizing more transferrin which leads to a pooling of iron in the blood and increased serum iron levels in the face of iron deficiency. This occurs when there’s an iron deficiency or in patients with high estrogen levels such as in pregnancy or with oral contraceptive use.

Ferritin levels of less than 75 can have effects like fatigue and an increased risk of miscarriage.  This is why it is paramount we test patients and ensure they have optimal iron levels and not just a ferritin within the normal range.

Have you had low ferritin levels and tried supplementing with iron? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

43 thoughts on “What does it mean when serum iron is high but ferritin is low?

  1. Sandra Feldberg

    my Ferritin was 3.3 and my Iron was 15 started taking iron and three weeks later Ferritin is 10.1 and Iron is 45 two weeks later Ferritin is 9.2 and Iron is 190. Going to specialist on Feb 9.

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    1. rose

      Be sure to get your iron saturation checked and when getting labs done make sure they are fasting and in the morning.

      High iron essentially means high transferrin, so your body because of very low iron previously is shuttling iron around as fast as it can to make up for lost time. This will keep the ferritin low while iron (transferrin) is rising. Check out http://www.optimizeiron.com for more details.

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  2. JMO

    Can you please help me understand by Iron test results? I actually thought I may be Anemic, but it looks like the total opposite here? I’m so confused after just receiving my results.

    Total iron high (235), % Saturation high (73) but IBC normal, Ferretin normal, RBC Iron normal.

    I did not fast prior to my test and I took an iron supplement 2 days prior, for the first time. Could the supplement be responsible for the super high numbers here? I have stopped it since seeing these numbers. Thank you!

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Yes, your labs would suggest sufficient iron levels and iron stores. Curious what your ferritin level was?

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  3. Marla

    Have diagnoses of multiple myeloma (2-1/2 yrs. treatment, not having achieved remission) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (diagnosed 4 yrs. ago; stable though thyroid peroxidase antibody remains nearly 600 with serum iodine 70; T4 0.9; TSH 2.60; on 225 micrograms of iodine twice weekly); recently found to have ferritin of 8, total iron 73; TBIC 445, T-SAT 16). Oral iron supplements raised total iron and TBIC, but with little effect on ferritin. Now oncologist wants to initiate IV iron infusions… ??!! Is this simple iron deficiency anemia or something more complex due to multiple myeloma and/or Hashimoto’s?

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Unlikely to be more complex as far as your ferritin goes. I would ask your oncologist if you can try Blood Vitality 2 capsules per day and see if that doesn’t change your ferritin. If you have had treatment for MM it can effect digestion capacity so having an extremely absorbable iron is crucial. Also make sure are taking vitamin D to support iron metabolism. I am also hesitant with the iron infusions since they putting a bolus of iron directly into your blood with no carrier, which increases oxidation something you are trying to avoid with MM and Hashimoto’s. Would love to hear how it goes,

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  4. Alex

    Hi, I would greatly appreciate your opinion on my iron levels. Not sure if this is good or not? My blood test when fasted was:

    Iron 27umol/L
    Transferrin 2.67g/L
    Transferrin Saturation 41%
    Ferritin 52ug/L

    Should I take Ferritin, or lactoferrin supplements? Or am I all good? The reason why I ask is because my genetic report said that my genotype for ITLN1 expression was reduced and it recommended lactoferrin to help combat pathogens and reduce inflammation.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alex.

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Hi Alex,

      Your labs would suggest you have sufficient iron. A ferritin of 70-100 often is most desired for people living very active lifestyles so depending on your activity level you may want to add 15mg of elemental iron (Blood Vitality is my preference). Lactoferrin is great for immunity and for use in times of infection but will unlikely bring your ferritin up.

      Let us know how it goes.

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  5. Peter

    I have hemochromatosis diagnosed Nov 2019 with Ferritin of 479.
    My current numbers below.
    Looking back through my history since treatment Ferritin lowers but Serum Iron won’t budge. It has risen from within range to now 198.
    My Doctor wasn’t able to give me an answer on this.
    I took a vegan diet last year for 4 months and the doc gave me phlebotomy with ferritin of 33.
    Combined it looks like that has caused the rise according to what you’ve written.
    I am a bit worried as I feel more symptoms since it’s become higher and don’t see how it will ever lower.
    Doctors are only interested in Ferritin level. Is high serum Iron not problematic at all?

    Ferritin: 18.7
    Serum Iron: 198
    TIBC: 266
    TSAT%: 74

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  6. kiki

    Hello. Can you please help me understand my lab results? My ferritin has been consistently on the low end for the past few years. I carry the gene for Hemochromatosis but it doesn’t seem to be an issue at this point. Would you recommend taking Ferritin or would that raise my already high Iron totals/sat? I’ve tried to research what these levels mean but can’t really find an answer. Many thanks in advance!

    Iron total: 215
    % Sat: 57
    TIBC: 374
    Ferritin: 21

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Many people the hereditary hemochromatosis gene profile do not manifest it. If you don’t have any symptoms of iron deficiency then you might want to look into something like lactoferrin. You situation can also be that the body has a higher iron and so is mobilizing a lot of iron which keeps iron total and sat up even though iron stores are low. This would mean you actually do need more iron. Correlation with symptoms and blood results over time is crucial in your situation.

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      1. Kiki

        Thank you so much for your response. This was the first time that my Iron and Sat were high. I had been cooking in cast iron quite a bit prior to the test, so maybe that could have skewed it.

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  7. Melissa Lipka

    Hi! This is the first post I have fund regarding high iron and low ferritin. I’m so delighted as I was at a loss of what to do. I have hypothyroidism and I’m struggling getting my free T3 up. I’m wondering if I need to supplement iron. Can you give me any advice? I was worried because my total iron was high but now I’m thinking I DO need iron.
    % Saturation : 44 (16-45)
    Ferritin: 30 (16-232)
    Iron Binding CA: 441 (250-450)
    Iron, Total: 196 (40-190)
    Thank you so much!!!!

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Consider D3/K2, riboflavin, lipothiamine, magnesium, Active form B12/folate.

      Get zinc and copper checked.

      All effect iron metabolism and utilization.

      MCV is high could be low B’s, thyroid, mouth breathing.

      Symptoms?

      Antidepressants? Birth control?

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  8. Sarah BC

    Hi! Thanks for your post. It is so hard to find anything about this combination of results. I’d love to hear your thoughts on mine as I have heard fears of iron overload to suspicion of anemia from different doctors, but no recommendations to do anything. I’ve had high serum iron and percent saturation with low-normal ferritin for several years that I know of, but no tests for these prior to 2018 to know what was going on prior.
    Serum iron has ranged from 186mcg/cl (192 mcg/dl most recent) to 218mcg/dl,
    TIBC range has been from 292mcg/dl (336 mcg/dl most recent) to 430 mcg/dl,
    % saturation from 52% to 74% (57% most recent),
    ferritin from 28 ng/ml (most recent) to 52 ng/ml.
    HGB has ranged from 14 to 15.2 and HCT from 42 to 44.1, both above range, and high MCV from 93.1 to 94.

    Any thoughts/advice you might have is much appreciated!

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Consider D3/K2, riboflavin, lipothiamine, magnesium, Active form B12/folate.

      Get zinc and copper checked.

      All effect iron metabolism and utilization.

      MCV is high could be low B’s, thyroid, mouth breathing. Consider mouth taping.

      Symptoms?

      Antidepressants? Birth control?

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  9. Anisha P

    Hello, I just came across your article. Long story short my hair has been thinning and falling out, the thickness of my hair has halved (which is stressful). After doing a little research I decided to get blood work done. My iron levels and vitamin D seem high, but ferritin is really low. My doctors response to all my lab work was “all labs look normal. Iron is a little elevated but there are some natural fluctuations. For Iron you can purchase SlowFe over the counter. For vitamin D and calcium I suggest 400-800 IU/day. To maximize calcium absorption, calcium should be taken in divided doses of 500mg or less at one time.” I understand Ferritin needs to be over 100 for hair health (mine is at 17), vitamin D optimal range is 70-80 ng/mL (mine is at 34), but my iron is high.

    Here are my lab results:
    – Iron levels: 197 ug/dL, iron binding 352 ug/dL, Iron % saturation 56
    – Ferritin: 17 ng/mL
    – Thyroid (TSH) w/ reflex free T4: 2.0 uIU/mL
    – Vitamin D: 34 ng/mL
    – Vitamin B12: 704 pg/mL
    – Folic Acid: 30.7 ng/mL

    In terms of vitamins I take this everyday:
    – zinc 50mg, vitamin D 25 mcg, b-12 1000 mcg, two multi vitamins, omega 3 690 mg, biotin 10000 mcg
    (I am also on birth control Blisovi Fe 1mg/0.02 mg)

    I don’t know what to do or why my ferretin is low and iron is high, and am confused by the advice of my doctor. I’d really really appreciate any help or tips you have. Thanks so much!

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    1. Dr. Matt

      That is a lot of zinc to take on a regular basis. May want to decrease.

      I would used D3/K2 instead of D3 by itself. Ideally get D levels over 50.

      Iron is likely high with ferritin low because of OCP use. Given thinning hair and Ferritin is likely you are iron deficient.

      Blood Vitality is my favorite way to get iron levels up efficiently without all the inflammatory side effects of standard iron.

      http://Www.optimizeiron.com

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      1. Anisha P

        Thanks for your response! You said “Iron is likely high with ferritin low because of OCP use.” What is OCP use?

        Given my iron levels are high and low ferritin, is it okay to take iron supplements?

        I took a look at the blood vitality supplement facts and I’m getting all those in the multi vitamin I take, but the multivitamin has higher levels of each.

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        1. rose

          OCP = oral contraceptive (birth control)

          This is a common iron panel when a woman is on birth control.

          You can’t no for sure without stopping birth control where the numbers are at but yes you are likely low in iron.

          The main thing about iron supplementation is minimizing side effects and maximizing utilization. Neither are possible with a standard multivitamin.

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  10. Laura

    Your article is the first resource that has given me ANY insight into what I am dealing with, so thank you for that! But I still unsure how to move forward.

    Lab results:
    Iron: 258 UG/DL
    Ferritin: 13.9 NG/ML
    Vitamin D: 26.4 NG/ML
    Folate: 23.6 NG/ML
    B-12: 409 PG/ML

    To give some background, I have been experiencing intense hair loss (diffused but especially on top of scalp), dizziness, fatigue, brittle nails, irritability, easy bruising (all symptoms of ferritin deficiency!). All my thyroid labs were normal. However, I realize the other day, that my ferritin was extremely low (as is vitamin D, but the doctor has me on a supplement for that), even though it is in the “normal” range, but my iron was extremely high. My doctor informed me my labs are normal, and I should not supplement iron—to avoid toxicity.

    At the point, I feel I know the issue is ferritin (along with other deficiencies like vitamin D), but I do not know how to raise it without taking iron supplements.

    There is very few resources discussing low ferritin but high iron.

    What would you suggest I do to raise my ferritin levels? I am desperate, and doctors have literally been no help to me.

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    1. Laura

      And to give a little more insight, I am currently breastfeeding.

      Back in the 2009-2011 time frame (I cannot remember specifically), I tried to donate blood but they could not accept it because my levels indicated I was anemic.

      Additionally, this last week I was on my menstrual cycle (which returned 3 mont postpartum while exclusively breastfeeding), & all my symptoms became exponentially worse; which to me is further indication I have an iron deficiency.

      But all my doctors want to focus on is that my iron is extremely high, despite the fact that I have most of the symptoms of ferritin/iron deficiency. So frustrating.

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    2. Laura

      Your article is the first resource that has given me ANY insight into what I am dealing with, so thank you for that! But I still unsure how to move forward.

      Lab results:
      Iron: 258 UG/DL
      Ferritin: 13.9 NG/ML
      Vitamin D: 26.4 NG/ML
      Folate: 23.6 NG/ML
      B-12: 409 PG/ML

      To give some background, I have been experiencing intense hair loss (diffused but especially on top of scalp), dizziness, fatigue, brittle nails, irritability, easy bruising, heart palpitations, feeling cold (all symptoms of ferritin deficiency!). All my thyroid labs were normal. However, I realize the other day, that my ferritin was extremely low (as is vitamin D, but the doctor has me on a supplement for that), even though it is in the “normal” range, but my iron was extremely high. My doctor informed me my labs are normal, and I should not supplement iron—to avoid toxicity.

      At the point, I feel I know the issue is ferritin (along with other deficiencies like vitamin D), but I do not know how to raise it without taking iron supplements.

      There is very few resources discussing low ferritin but high iron.

      What would you suggest I do to raise my ferritin levels? I am desperate, and doctors have literally been no help to me.

      To give a little more insight, I am currently breastfeeding.

      Back in the 2009-2011 time frame (I cannot remember specifically), I tried to donate blood but they would not accept it because my bloodwork indicated I was anemic.

      Additionally, this last week I was on my menstrual cycle, & all my symptoms became exponentially worse; which to me is further indication I have an iron deficiency.

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      1. Dr. Matt

        I would also check your TIBC and transferrin/iron saturation. It does sounnd like you have insufficient iron stores which could be why there is so much in circulation.

        You can test all your levels and then recheck after taking a highly absorbable not digestion inflaming iron like Blood Vitality.

        https://drwholeness.myshopify.com/collections/nutritional-supplements/products/blood-vitality-1

        Definitely want to get your D levels up into 50-70 range. https://drwholeness.myshopify.com/collections/nutritional-supplements/products/vitamin-d3-k2-liquid

        Alps consider taking vitamin A 5000-10000IU for a while to make sure you are sufficient as vitamin A is very important just like vitamin D for iron utilization.

        Also birth control is an issue and will mess up lab results.

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  11. Elle

    Hi Dr. Matt!
    I am so thankful I found your website and post on this topic. I have been dealing with fatigue, hair thinning, hair loss, severe anxiety, dizziness, feeling unwell, and possible perimenopausal symptoms.
    Over the last month I had several things checked and of course my doctor says it all looks “normal” so no worries. Well I still don’t feel optimal so there must be something I am lacking. Can you offer me some insight?
    The only prescription medication I take is 25 mg Metoprolol for pvcs/pacs
    Folate – 11.5
    Vitamin B12 – 698
    Iron Bind TIBC – 325
    UIBC – 175
    Iron – 150
    Iron Saturation 46
    Ferritin – 41
    Transferrin – 276
    Vitamin D – 33
    TSH – 0.62
    Free Thyroxine (Ft4) – 1
    Sodium 138 mmol/L
    Potassium 4.8 mmol/L
    Chloride 104 mmol/L
    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 26 mmol/L
    Anion Gap 8
    Glucose 89 mg/dL
    Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) 10 mg/dL
    Creatinine 0.77 mg/dL
    GFR Non African American 98 mL
    Calcium 9.5 mg/dL
    Protein Total 6.8 g/dL
    Albumin 4.2 g/dL
    Globulin 2.6 g/dL
    Albumin/Globulin Ratio 1.6
    Alkaline Phosphatase 58 U/L
    Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) 17 U/L
    Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) 16 U/L
    Bilirubin Total 2.0 mg/dL

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    1. Dr. Matt

      Might want to check progesterone, estradiol, estrone, free T3, testosterone.

      Given your overall iron picture it sounds like hormonal imbalance unless your iron has been low and has recently come up to its current level.

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  12. Marcella

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions!
    I have type 2 diabetes which I control with eating, currently my A1c is 5.3. Because my cholesterol started to climb (all that meat in lieu of carbs, I suppose) and reached 200, I backed down on meat, but my ferritin took a dive within two months. My saturation thee months ago was high (400 something), along with transferrin, but TIBC was normal, and my ferritin was 22. Now, two months later:

    Saturation: 23 (normal)
    Ferritin: 8 (very low)
    Binding Cap: 370 (normal)
    Iron Total: 87 (normal)
    Transferrin: 311 (normal/high-ish)

    After the blood draw, I came out with barely feeling my legs and arms and a bit dizzy, and two days later my arms and legs are still a bit funny (tingling/filled sensation). Shall I take iron tablets? When I did 60mg yesterday, I almost felt worse, but I’m really worried about my low ferritin, which after ten vials of blood draw is probably even lower. Blood count/RBW and platelets were normal. I have tingling in my hands often, which is why I went to get lab work done to begin with, but not as bad as now. I know it could be related to my diabetes in theory, but then my sugar level is really under control: I never go over 140 and my fasting sugar is in the low 90s. And, that heavy feeling in my arms and legs only started with the blood draw (not stiff, painful or weak, rather as if I have worked out too hard). Again, thank you for the advice.

    Reply
    1. Dr. Matt

      Definitely sounds like you need some iron. I would check out Blood Vitality so much of iron absorption and utilization is Locke up the lack of synergistic nutrients. http://Www.optimizeiron.com

      Your A1c suggests your diabetes is well controlled so it would be unlikely blood sugar is causing your symptom.

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      1. Marcella

        I received Blood Vitality and started taking it, thank you! Only I’m not sure if I should take on or two pills, given that while my ferritin is very low (it was 8 even before the 10 vials of blood draw, I think it is worse now), yet my serum iron levels are not particularly low. I’m worried about “overdosing” on iron because I know excessive iron is not healthy. I also found that other iron supplements (not Blood Vitality, which I’ve just started), give me acid reflux, even night sweats (or perhaps it’s the acid reflux that give me night sweats). Please advise on dosage and whether I should take Blood Vitality in the morning or at night, with food or without food – thank you.

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        1. Dr. Matt

          2 capsules per day taken together is my general recommendation.

          Also, it is most preferable to consume away from food.

          If your ferritin was 8 then you are nowhere close to iron overload.

          It is good to recheck your ferritin in 4-6 weeks to make sure dose is sufficient bringing your levels up.

          Keep us posted.

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  13. Sarah

    Hi!
    After months and months of fatigue, Inhad blood work and my iron labs were way off. I’m not anemic but have been told it seems i have a storage problem.
    Ferritin was 7
    Iron 103
    Transferrin 303
    Total binding 424

    I’ve completely changed my diet, taking iron, vitamin c and b every other day. I also suffer for very heavy periods which last a full 5 days- of bleeding. But why is my body have such a hard time?

    Reply
    1. Dr. Matt

      The heavy periods are the likely cause. You may want to see about utilizing a more efficient iron system though like Blood Vitality. This way you can take iron daily and get your ferritin levels up more efficiently. https://optimizeiron.com/

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  14. Kimberly P

    Hi Matt thank you so much for your article! I have been trying to understand my test results and symptoms for awhile now. I am 8 months postpartum and not breastfeeding anymore. During pregnancy I was mildly anemic and took supplements to help eventually my symptoms of palpations and lightnessness went away by the end of pregnancy and I stopped taking the iron at 3 months pp but now all the symptoms have came back and plus some. Muscle weakness palpations exhausted feeling always hungry and sometimes flu like symptoms. I started taking my iron supplement of 65mg 2x daily again about 3 weeks ago and hoping for some relief soon. Also got checked for diabetes etc all good there!
    Below are some of my recent labs
    Any advice?

    Ferritin 27
    Hgb 14.2
    RBC 4.9
    Hct 42.9
    UIBC 298
    Transferrin 18
    Vit B12 704

    Reply
    1. Dr. Matt

      I like to shoot for a ferritin of 50 at least, then depending on symptoms may push up to 100.

      Taking 65mg 2x per day ends up putting unnecessary stress on the body and will increase hepicidin production greatly decreasing your ability to uptake iron.

      I would consider a more efficient route of iron supplementation like Blood Vitality. http://Www.optimizeiron.com

      This way you can increase your ferritin but create excess oxidation and inflammation. Most women will do great on just 30mg of elemental iron through the Blood Vitality system.

      Let us know how it goes.

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      1. Kimberly P

        Thanks so much for your reply! I just ordered BV and can’t wait to try them out. How many pills should I take a day?

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  15. Eddy

    Hi, finally something on high iron in blood but low ferritin. There is not enough content on that topic on the internet. Thanks for that. Would really appreciate your opinion on my results and as I have high Iron but way to low ferritin

    Iron: 206 (33-193µg)
    UIBC: 154 (125-345µg)
    TIBC: 360 (250 – 450µg)
    Iron Saturaion: 57% (15-50%)
    Ferretin: 25.9 (30 – 300ng/ml)

    Phosphor, Calcium, Mangesium, Sodium, Potassium in normal Range
    Kidney: GFR 87.4 (> 90 mL/min/1.73m)
    HDL Cholesterol: 35 (40-60mg/dL)
    LDL Cholesterol: 142 (<100mg/dL

    Reply
    1. Dr. Matt

      Do you have symptoms of iron deficiency?

      Meat, vegetables, fruit and a resistance training program would go a long ways in helping your HDL level.

      Thyroid issue. Birth control?

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      1. Eddy

        Hello, thank you for the reply.

        My symptoms are: Fatique, Palpilations when walking. Hard time breathing when on the laying on the side.

        I do workout 3x per week in the gym, I have a normal BMI. I am male, so not on birth control.

        Also forgot to include hemoglobin levels which maybe not working properly in transporting oxygen?

        Maybe have to check thyroid have not checked it for a long time.

        Hgb: 17.5 (14-18 g/dL)

        Really not sure what is going on

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  16. Missy

    I just had a blood panel ran and for the first time I am being told that I have high iron and low ferritin. My doctor suggested I stop taking any iron supplements for four weeks and then have my levels rechecked. I do not take any iron supplements, and here are my results. I am also a pescatarian so fish is the only meat in my diet, and I do not take any OCP as I am menopausal.
    Ferritin – 24.8
    Iron – 170
    Folate – 16.70
    Vitamin D – 65.6
    B12 – 619
    I am being treated for hypothyroidism and my doctor just adjusted my medication dosage as my levels came back as
    TSH – 0.02
    Free T4 – 1.43
    Free T3 – 5.47

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  17. Josh P

    Hi,

    Please could you let me know your thoughts on my labs?

    Ferritin – 10 ug/L
    Iron – 17.7 umol/L
    Transferrin – 2.7 g/L
    Total binding – 68 umo/L
    B12 – 358 ng/L (Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml every 12 weeks)
    Folate – 3.7 ug/L

    Many Thanks

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  18. Josh P

    Hi Dr. Matt

    Please could you let me know your thoughts on my labs?

    Symptoms are:
    – Fatigue
    – Poor Memory
    – Unable to concentrate
    – Increased resting HR
    – Dizziness
    – Tinnitus
    – Restless Leg

    Have tried all ferritin supplements but all effect gastro so unable to tolerate.

    Ferritin – 10 ug/L
    Iron – 17.7 umol/L
    Transferrin – 2.7 g/L
    Total binding – 68 umo/L
    B12 – 358 ng/L (Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml every 12 weeks)
    Folate – 3.7 ug/L

    Many Thanks

    Reply

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