Patient Comments: Ferritin Blood Test - Results

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Comment from: Gigs , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

I have fatty liver and arthritis too. I received my ferritin test result which is 59.96 ng/ml. Wondering if it is low or normal. I am worried because I have uncomfortable fatty liver.

Comment from: Katie , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I just had a ferritin test and mine was 6. I haven’t been to the doctor yet. I go Monday afternoon. I don’t know if this level is good or bad.

Comment from: Basy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 30

My ferritin was 3500. I was fighting to function. My liver was at 35 percent function and at stage 2 liver disease. Hemochromatosis will wipe you out. It took 2 years of weekly bloodletting to help. Still today it’s a challenge. But you can fight through.

Comment from: JosieNY, 55-64 (Patient) Published: January 22

Eighteen months ago my hemoglobin level went to a 6. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy, and both tests came back fine except for a large hiatal hernia. I was admitted and received 2 units of blood and a unit of iron. Level went up and I was good for 18 months. Two months ago I started feeling tired and weak. Ferritin level was 50. I’ve had 9 iron infusions and levels drop to 26, they don’t go up. Just had celiac, PNH (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), and Coombs test taken today. Next week I’ll get results.

Comment from: Sierra, 55-64 (Patient) Published: November 15

My ferritin result today was 646 after having 5 weeks of iron infusion because of a 10 percent iron absorbance result. I meet with my oncologist in a couple days so will see what she says. I had a breast cancer lumpectomy this summer.

Comment from: Jim d, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

In March I had my ferritin level checked and it was 730. My doctor advised me to stop alcohol for 4 months. I did stop, and had it checked last week and it only dropped by 30. I can’t understand why it has only dropped so little.

Comment from: hemogad, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

I had ferritin levels of 6856, 17 years ago. I have been studying ferritin over that time. Ferritin is not iron, it is a carrier. When the body has used its daily intake of iron, ferritin will take it and store it for a rainy day. It will store it in your heart, lungs, pancreas and prostate. The way to look at it in simple terms, if you need two ton of sand in your garden, but only need one and leave the extra ton on the lawn, when you come to move it a couple of days later the grass under the sand will be dead. The same thing happens to the cells in your organs in the body, so always keep your ferritin at a safe level.

Comment from: LeilaniBug, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I have a ferritin level of 1153, and that's really high. My doctor asked me if hemochromatosis runs in my family. I said no. I also have porphyria, a very rare blood disorder for which I receive frequent infusions of Panhematin.

Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I have hemochromatosis from transfusions. Last test was one week ago, and my ferritin was 1600.

Comment from: nafld_ferritin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

My ALT was slightly high 4 years ago. Ferritin test result was 700. I tested negative for hemochromatosis. Ultrasound showed fatty liver. Today, my ferritin is at 1400. Fibroscan test was performed, and showed no liver scarring. Gastroenterologist said nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is causing ferritin to be high. He said to have ALT checked each year. No need to check ferritin, since it will continue to be high. I had T2 MRI done as precaution, and no iron overload found.

Comment from: Johan M, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 23

I am suffering from various symptoms for the past four years but no diagnostic outcome from all the general physician and specialist visits done during this time. My last two blood tests were done and very high ferritin levels were present both times, 489 and 520 respectively. I am to see a physician to confirm hemochromatosis.

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Comment from: Kitkatme, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I have the full blown hemochromatosis, have had the condition now for 5 years. I have to have blood taken away all the time. My ferritin level was 1900 to start with, I am now down today at 124 but got told I need to be under 50 now for a woman. I still limit myself to red meat, and do not eat any cereal, but still have a drink. I am not going to let my condition stop me from doing things.

Comment from: Tlhar0517, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 15

My 17 year old daughter donated blood in October (about a month before she turned 17). A few weeks later I got a letter stating that her ferritin level was lower than the normal range. It stated that her ferritin level is 14 ng/ml. Less than 26 ng/mL is lower than normal, 26 to 450 ng/mL is the normal range. In light of these results, she must wait 112 days before you can donate again. But my research has indicated that the normal range is 10 to 120 ng/mL so I'm a little confused.

Comment from: Arabella B., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 05

Having experienced at least 3 years of a range of diverse unpleasant symptoms I was given another blood test. I had a ferritin level of 7 and, to cut a long story short, after a gastroscopy and a couple of biopsies and a further blood test, I was eventually diagnosed with celiac disease. I would encourage anybody with a low ferritin level to have a test for celiac disease. Would that I had had such a test a long time ago.

Comment from: Ms. Independent , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I had a CBC, my ferritin blood test results were 3. Scary, I know. Along with my hemoglobin results which were 5.8. I was hospitalized, and was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. This was about three weeks ago. I had three units of blood transfused which helped a great deal. I am still getting used to this anemia story. Still very clueless, any help would be highly appreciated.

Comment from: Q , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 25

I was diagnosed 4 years ago and no one really knew what hemochromatosis was... even nurses. I was stuck with blood draws every week then phlebotomy a pint a week. My ferritin was at 1500. Now I'm after years at 220. I was passed around to a specialist, and then doctors that I was comfortable with moved to another medical address. Too far for me. I am always getting different explanations. Very frustrating. It already has done damage to organs. I'm supposed to be getting more medical attention than just blood draws, etc.

Comment from: VeraRS , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 19

I was admitted to the hospital 2 days ago for a transient ischemic attack and nearly passing out at work. The lab work showed a hemoglobin of 7.6 and virtually no ferritin in my body, per the hospitalist. I was given 2 units of blood and receive the last of 3 doses of Venofer IV tomorrow before discharge. No side effects from the medicines. I am still weak and tired, but better with hemoglobin back up to 11. I was taken to a large teaching hospital - doctors were great and explained it all.

Comment from: hello friends, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

My doctor wanted to rule out iron deficiency anemia since I complained about never being fully awake and always being tired. My ferritin level came back at a 6 and iron was at 80 (low but within range). Vitamin B12 was low but normal range and vitamin D was below normal. I was told I did have iron deficiency and now I’m currently taking 45 mg slow release iron tablets once daily and hoping this will bring my ferritin back up.

Comment from: Mustang, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I was diagnosed with genetically acquired (primary) hemochromatosis after routine bloodwork in April 2018. My ferritin level was 353. As of September 2018, level is down to 200, with only dietary awareness and near-abstinence with alcohol, slight uptick in activity level. No blood draws called for yet. I am seeking consult with a dietician, as foods high in iron are the healthy options. Going to need help in navigating the food landscape going forward, in an effort to eat properly yet avoid too much iron.

Comment from: Abe, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

My ferritin blood test result was 8. The doctor told me to take iron supplement 3 times a day. I have for a long time complained about hair loss and I am always tired. I fall asleep while driving, at work, pretty much any time I am not up on my feet being active. I wonder if there is an underlying cause. I have for years taken 1 iron supplement a day, I eat red meat regularly, and I eat spinach pretty well every day. I wonder if I should press the doctor for further investigation. The results were not discussed with me.

Comment from: Fitnesslatina, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

Four years ago I had severe anemia. My ferritin level was a 5. I had to have an emergency blood transfusion. I’ve been seeing the specialist ever since. I’ve been tested for everything with no results. Every year after the transfusion, I’ve been getting iron infusions. My ferritin level is a 4 right now. It goes up after the infusions, but drops back down. The infusions seem to last a little under twelve months. My anemia is also back. My level is a 9 right now. I definitely have all the symptoms of anemia; fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath.

Comment from: deb44m, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

For a long time my ferritin was high. I take 2 Trinsicon daily and my levels got to 429. My doctor had me take only 1 Trinsicon every 3 to 4 days for a few months now and my ferritin dropped down. Now it is at 102. My doctor still wants me to do 1 Trinsicon every 3 or 4 days and they will monitor me.

Comment from: Jeaniekins, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I’ve had ferritin testing every 3 months for the past 18 months. I have pernicious anemia so I get B 12 jabs every 3 months. I have had low ferritin for over 10 years. Two years ago, it was 0.3. High dose iron tablets improved that to 7, 11, 18, 35, and last week it just topped 100. The doctor now wants me to stop tablets to see if it stays that way. A few changes this year; decaf coffee mostly and vitamin C tablets to help absorption. I found the same iron tablets on eBay much cheaper than prescription. The doctor said as long as it is the same dose it is fine.

Comment from: Bronell, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

My ferritin level is 4.75. I have no symptoms apart from always feeling a bit tired but still able to jog 6 km most mornings and work full time, etc. It was picked up when I tried to donate blood and was rejected because of low iron levels (hemoglobin is 97) and told to see a doctor. I had an iron infusion today. I thought it was totally unnecessary because I feel fine but the doctor is making a big deal about it and said I am anemic and sending me off to have a colonoscopy to see if I am bleeding internally. He's starting to make me feel a little worried now.

Comment from: shelly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

Ten months ago I had a ferritin level of 0.5; two rounds of Venofer infusions (6 treatments) and I was at a 75. Now, six months later I am back at an 8, but apparently, my iron and B-12 levels are good. Not sure how that works, as I was under the impression that the two were directly proportional to each other. Looks like it is back to asking some more questions.

Comment from: thewelshone, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I have recently been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis, and my ferritin level result has increased from 450 two months ago, to 700 and I am now waiting for treatment.

Comment from: sassy pants , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I have hemochromatosis and the ferritin count was well over 500. I had blood phlebotomy done then for some reason it kept dropping and as of June it is 8.

Comment from: Henry, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 12

I am a 46 years old male and I have my blood test which came back last week with a very high ferritin of 1600 which is above the sky. And I have anemia so this makes me very confused at the same time. I eat mostly vegetables and stay away from red meat but somehow this is not making sense to me and I have been on medication for high blood pressure for 10 years now but I keep up a very active and sporty daily activities.

Comment from: Freeda, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I just got my total blood report back and my ferritin was low, it was a 7. Range is 10 to 291 and the doctor said I am anemic and should start taking iron.

Comment from: Colleen007, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

After having half of my stomach removed to make me a new esophagus (due to Barrett’s esophagus) my iron level dropped to 9! After having iron shots for 12 weeks it topped out to a normal level! I got my ferritin level today and it was at 17. I wonder if I should be back on my iron shots.

Comment from: tootired, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I have had low iron for a while, it was 44 prior to my infusions. I had 5 infusions bringing my iron level to 118. After 4 months my iron fell to 78 but my ferritin level is 954, extremely and dangerously high. I don’t know why that would be. It contradicts everything I have read on low iron. I'm a 56 year old white female. I eat a very healthy iron rich diet. I do have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I also have severe GERD and have been on a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) for over 20 years.

Comment from: LMK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 22

I had a ferritin blood test and my result was 4. I was told to take iron supplements (325 mg) three times a day.

Comment from: Glenn, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

I am a 38 year old male, active, 6'3”, 195 lb. The symptoms that eventually led me to get a ferritin/Iron blood test built over time. At first I noticed that my legs were getting twitchy at night (restless leg). Then it was my energy levels which just kept getting lower and lower and my heart was beating harder and harder. I'm a full-time cyclist, and the inability to bike up hills was really frustrating. Next, I found myself chomping on ice all the time, like craving ice. I kept feeling if I just one more nap I'll feel rested. My initial ferritin level was a 1.4, which almost impressed my physician, it was so low. It was just last week that I got those results back. I'm currently taking 65 mg of Iron (same as 325 Iron sulfate) and have only just started to feel a bit better. She said it can take 10 to 15 days for one's iron levels to rise. The iron pills definitely make me woozy, even though I consider my stomach ironclad. Fingers crossed, when I return for my follow-up testing in a few weeks that I'm back to normal and have the energy I had this time last year.

Comment from: Shahzadi, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I recently got my blood test done. The serum ferritin value was 1.4 while the range given was 7.0 to 150. They diagnosed me as anemic and have prescribed iron tablets to be taken thrice a day. I have always maintained a healthy diet with a lot of green leafy vegetables and fruits so these results were a shock to me.

Comment from: Betty, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I was diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis nine years ago. I have had a total of, if I remember correctly, 15 phlebotomies since then, usually one a month for three months. The most recent phlebotomy was in December 2014. After that last phlebotomy, my ferritin count had dropped significantly to something like 100 (from, I believe, 153). Yesterday's test showed the ferritin level is 82.8 although I have begun to eat red meat after almost never eating since the diagnosis. I wonder if I could possibly have been misdiagnosed in 2006.

Comment from: Kate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

In ferritin blood test 290 was my level. DNA showed I am a carrier with possibility of getting hemochromatosis. I am going to the hematologist.

Comment from: martina, 25-34 (Patient) Published: June 10

Last month before my period, I did the blood test and serum iron was 70 and ferritin 25. After a month with the therapy of Ferrolin C I did the blood test again and its results was serum iron 87, ferritin 6.9, and hemoglobin 12.9. I have been suffering with low iron.

Comment from: canirosa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I had a ferritin test done and it indicated a level of 5. I was put on iron supplements and encouraged to follow up for iron study as it was determined I have anemia caused by low iron.

Comment from: Red, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

My ferritin reading was 1185.5 ng/ ml. It was from a liver biopsy, and the diagnosis ended up being hepatitis that was caused by taking statins.

Comment from: KITKAT, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

Low serum ferritin is linked with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It helps make dopamine. A clinical trial with children who had normal hemoglobin but low serum ferritin were given ferrous sulphate and ADHD symptoms subsided. Please ask your general physician (GP) to check ferritin levels if you have ADHD; poor impulse control, inattentive, hyperactive, defiant oppositional behaviors. ADHD starts in childhood and continues into adulthood; adults are more likely to self-medicate on drugs and alcohol if they are not diagnosed and treated at a young age. Ritalin and Concerta are drugs used to help people with ADHD. Melatonin usually has to be administered too due to the sleep disorder associated with ADHD. I hope this is helpful. I have just found it out whilst researching information to help my son. GPs don't know about this.

Comment from: armani, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 02

My ferritin is 320. I have lots of problems with my joints and rheumatism. My bilirubin is always over normal. I am 40 years old and I have hyperbilirubinemia.

Comment from: jb, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 25

My primary care physician (PCP) read an 888 on my ferritin level and referred me to a hematologist and I can't see him for 5 weeks and my PCP will only say it could be several things.

Comment from: WorriedMum, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 09

My 17 year old son had 3 iron infusions last year and his ferritin rose to 160 from 15 and it has now dropped to 50. He has fructose malabsorption and has trouble concentrating. At this level I wonder if he should have another infusion.

Comment from: JSheppard, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I've battled low ferritin counts for quite some time. Dietary changes failed so I was advised to start taking liquid Palafer. The dose was constantly increased until I was drinking over a whole bottle a week. Even drinking such a large amount of Palafer didn't help as my ferritin count came back as 3.2 ng/ml. I felt absolutely awful. I was sleeping at least 16 hours per day and lacked the ability to do just about everything. I had heart palpitations and even walking up or down the stairs at home would leave me winded. After all that (which was a struggle that took years to go through), another doctor sent me for eight weekly IV infusions of ferric gluconate and my ferritin has finally normalized.

Comment from: Eaw919, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I had very low (6) ferritin this past physical. Doctor said I needed to be checked head to toe. I had endoscopy and colonoscopy yesterday. He found very inflamed gastritis and many superficial ulcers. I had to do biopsy, glad it's over. I am 63 and had been taking a lot of Advil and drinking more than usual the last few months.

Comment from: Vegas Baby, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I was diagnosed with hepatitis C after I had my ferritin test.

Comment from: kdeshmukh013, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 24

I am 39 years old. My hemoglobin is 7 to 10. Since the last 1 year I have the habit of mud eating; not too much, hardly 5 gm per day. Since last 8 days hypersalivation happened. I was just scared about my liver, and went to the hematologist. Serum ferritin was tested, it's 5 and hemoglobin 10, and they suggested to do the stool test again. I am scared about colon cancer.

Comment from: Captainmarvel18, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

My ferritin level was at 4. I am just taking some supplements.

Comment from: Beeridge328 , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I just got the results of my ferritin test back and it is 806! I am going to talk to my doctor today.

Comment from: Maria, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 15

I had a ferritin test and my iron level does not go higher than 75 even though I have taken iron supplement for a year.

Comment from: Debbie from Ohio, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

My ferritin level was over 770! The only solution… I give blood through the American Red Cross. Over time, my numbers are in the hundreds, still giving blood and testing ferritin level.

Comment from: Glb124, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 03

My son (age 6) has just had a serum ferritin level test and results are showing as below 18 ug/L [23.0 - 540.0]. I don’t know what it means.

Comment from: Kay, 55-64 (Patient) Published: December 28

My ferritin is 3. I have been put on iron tablets 3 a day, 250 mg they make me dizzy and sick.

Comment from: Linda jennings, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

My ferritin is 177 and iron saturation level is 27. I am 69 and having anxiety issues. I was prescribed EnLyte, a folate, and an enema supplement. I had reaction to the medicine, and wondered if I had iron overload.

Comment from: Milo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I had ferritin test and mine was 9 ug/L, l wonder if this is ok. They think there is a bleed and I am seeing a consultant.

Comment from: Vdub, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I’ve just repeated a blood test as I was told my ferritin was over 500, not sure if I should be worried.

Comment from: Confused, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

My liver enzymes level has been high so I had ferritin test done. Mine said 277 and range is 10 to 291. No call from doctor’s office. So, are they saying I am normal even though only 14 away from high! I didn't even eat anything before that test as I don't have much of an appetite. I don't eat much meat at all any more. I have ultrasound on Monday. Just strange.

Comment from: Karenmac, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

My 1st ferritin blood test result was 838 and 2nd was 728. And there was no blood taken although two tests for ferritin, one for cholesterol, one for vitamin D, and one for inflammation were all taken in June. I wonder if the blood draw taken in June could help the levels go down or what!

Comment from: vindaloo, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 10

My 6 year old son has been having regular checks on his iron and ferritin levels. Today his iron is at 72 and his ferritin is at 10. These are dropping every blood test even after taking liquid iron for 6 months.

Comment from: Ayah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

My ferritin test was done 2 months ago and is always low. It was 2.88 and I took Ferinject IV.

Comment from: College student, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 03

I got two blood tests, in the first one my ferritin level was 1000 ng/ml and my iron was 84 g/dl. My doctor thought this could be wrong so I got the second blood test, in which my ferritin level was 1400 ng/ml.

Comment from: Stephen , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

Yes, I have had a ferritin blood test. My ferritin level was 688, normal is 0 to 388. I've been tired all the time, no appetite, and hard time sleeping!

Comment from: Steven, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

I am 38 years old and I went through all T cell treatments, my ferritin levels are around 424. The test result says that normal ferritin levels are 22 - 275 ng/ml.

Comment from: Swella, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I am a 51 year old female with several health issues; sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome being 2 of them. My ferritin level was 31 and my doctor wants me to take ferrous sulfate to get it up to 75. I don't understand what this is.

Comment from: Susan8335 , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

My results from ferritin blood test were ferritin levels of 5! The doctor put me on Feosol 325 mg twice a day, in addition to vitamin D and B12. Hope it works, I'm tired of being so tired!

Comment from: madiha, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

My age is 27. My serum ferritin result is 18.4. My doctor suggested to me to take Venofer injection, total 12 injections in 6 weeks, per week 2 injections and at the same time in drip form also.

Comment from: maryann, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

Ferritin and all blood work came back normal, the tests covered all grounds in hematology.

Comment from: sheila, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

My first ferritin test was 10 so I was put on Feosol 325 mg ferrous sulfate. I just got tested and now it is 5. They want me to go to a hematology lab and get iron put in IV.

Comment from: Charles C, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 12

My Ferritin level is 59 I have been treated for hepatitis C. It just finished, I don’t know why in the world they have to try and keep the ferritin under 50; this is crazy to me, the hepatitis C treatment is supposed to fix that. Doing 50 there is a phlebotomy every three months. I am thinking about stopping this, all I think is it is money!

Comment from: Pooh, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 06

I just got my ferritin results it was only 5. I take iron but it is not agreeing with me.

Comment from: A Special Woman, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

My ferritin last year was 24 (low, normal is 20). I am told that 24 is way too low. My iron is higher than ever at 94. I have malabsorption of vitamins so I am not sure what is going on.

Comment from: tearosepot8, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 22

My ferritin blood test value is 41. I have had my first infusion. I was concerned when I was told the cost.

Comment from: Richard, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 22

I have hemochromatosis. I do the ferritin blood test every three months. I found the past few readings after tests have been kind of low but within 20 to 80 range. It was 14 today. I don’t know what causes it to go low when you are supposed to be on higher side. I have donated every three months to blood bank. Although I have cut down on red meat and iron fortified cereals and eliminated most grains from my diet. I wonder if this would be why it is below the correct parameters. Perhaps I should start eating more red meat, grass fed, and finished beef.

Comment from: Peggy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

My brother and niece have high iron because of porphyria. Now my level of iron in the ferritin blood test is 311.

Comment from: Redrose, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I am a longtime anemic sufferer and take daily iron supplements (325 mg ferrous sulfate). I am also a type 1 diabetic, over 40 years. Last A1C was 7.0. I noticed my ferritin is high and has been on my last blood tests done over a year (754 ng/ml). I wonder how these can be so when I'm still anemic.

Comment from: Angela, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

My ferritin level is 19, and iron 33. I was told by doctor that this is normal. I am vegan, have extreme fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and racing heart rate. I have been taking an iron supplement for one month.

Comment from: molly, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 27

I am a carrier of hemochromatosis. I have ferritin levels of 410 and glucose level 6.4. I have pain in joints of hands. I don’t know why they will not take blood from me to lower levels of iron as liver levels are up.

Comment from: kay, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 25

My latest ferritin test was 392 and tagged as high. I know I am a carrier of the gene that with my husband's has caused our son to have hemochromatosis. I see my doctor in a few days. This the first time I have had as high a result.

Comment from: Sully, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

My ferritin readings have been 700 to 725 for many years. I am 70 year old male. The doctors say not to worry about it!

Comment from: nbnbv, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 27

I have a ferritin level 77.5. I take iron 350 mg about 2 years now. I am not sure if it is a good value for me because I am suffering hair loss.

Comment from: Mechas79, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

I have a very low ferritin level. I am being referred to a hematologist for an iron infusion.

Comment from: Melitta, Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I'm 73 years old and suffer from fatigue by 18:00. My front and back have broken out with pock marks looking like chicken pox which doctors reject. Blood tests show elevated ferritin over 200. But, I am not eating anything with excessive iron in it.

Comment from: teacherpatsci, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I have serum ferritin of 37, with restless leg syndrome, and systemic lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome.

Comment from: Momx5, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

My ferritin level is 6 and the nurse told me it was normal. Three months ago it was 8 and I have been taking supplements for over 6 months.

Comment from: cher, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I have dizziness, brittle nails, and very pale skin. I have had iron infusions in the past, iron levels seem to drop a lot quicker than they used to.

Comment from: Jean, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

I went to see the doctor for upset stomach that I've been having for a week or so, on and off diarrhea, increased bowel sound, and dull pain in the abdomen; I feel this mostly at night and it keeps me awake, mostly from worrying what if it is something serious because my dad died when he was 53, from colon cancer. Anyway my blood test result for ferritin is 376, which is above normal. I had anemia when I was pregnant and even during the postpartum period, and that’s why I was taking iron and vitamin C. It's been 18 months now since I had my baby, I still take the Iron and vitamin C whenever I remember or when I feel dizzy in the morning, even though my previous blood test says my RBC was already normal.

Comment from: Shankar g, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 03

I'm having too much hair fall which seems like advanced stage of baldness. So on my doctor’s advice I have done my ferritin test which is 9.34ng/ml. So I wonder if iron deficiency is one of the causes of my hair fall.

Comment from: pmc, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I had a variety of blood tests recently and the only high one was for ferritin, 297 mg/ml. Meanwhile, I thought I have been having a gout attack since December. I have had gout in the past. But my recent blood test for gout was negative.

Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 (Patient) Published: February 24

My ferritin level is 9. I am experiencing a large amount of hair loss. This is the only test that is not in normal range.

Comment from: amarage, 55-64 (Patient) Published: January 20

My recent ferritin level is 300, I have been experiencing occasional blisters on my hands. My dermatologist suggested that I see an internal medicine physician.

Comment from: lori, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I am having excessive high levels of ferritin. I have gout and I am a kidney transplant patient of 19 years. I am anemic with low energy and I have been falling and feeling dizzy.

Comment from: Kaduncle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

My Hgb is 7.2, iron serum 9 and ferritin 1. I received 2 units of blood, no apparent blood loss. I will be scheduled for colonoscopy and endoscopy to see if there is anything abnormal there.

Comment from: carole, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 19

I had liver transplant 8 years ago, I had nonalcoholic fatty liver. I now have CKD (chronic kidney disease) and Heart disease, and I am diabetic, insulin dependent. My Ferritin level is 2647, Hgb is 8 and HCT is 25.

Comment from: ferritin, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I have iron deficiency, my ferritin level is 2.92 ng/ml.

Comment from: Cimbrian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 30

I was diagnosed with hemochromatosis about 3 years ago. My ferritin level was 640. Two months ago it was 116 and I had a phlebotomy. A week ago is was 62. I wonder what would cause such a big drop.

Comment from: william, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I had a ferritin test last Friday. it came back at 376 an I am not sure if it is good or bad.

Comment from: Lopa, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

My ferritin result is 74. I am not sure if it is ok or not.

Comment from: yuma, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I had a ferritin blood test, the results were 45.0 ng/ml, and reference range 4.63 – 204. I don’t know what that is supposed to mean.

Comment from: Samar, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 29

My ferritin count is 37.

Comment from: Majdeline, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

My ferritin level is 12.64 ng/ml.