Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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there is no range given for the ferritin or the HB, the Red blood cell count says 4.36 10*12/L
These were not fasting bloods. It says white count is normal at 6.40 folate also normal.
HBA1c was 41mmol and lipids 3.0
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate 9mm
I am just getting my tabs together - I take metformin 3 x day 500mg and
Losartin which has recently been halved as my blood pressure is much better.
I used to drink a lot and was overweight, in last 6 months I have really got to grips with it all and am now an occasional drinker and have deliberately lost 3 stone - I am now 13st 4 and haven't lost anymore since coming off the diet. I have had diabetes 2 for 8 years.
The glands were up on both sides, one side is nearly normal but the other is still up although I think a bit smaller - there are two lumps they are painful to touch and about 3/4 cm slightly oval in shape.
The glands up are in my groin, none are up anywhere else as I can see. I have no other 'down there' symptoms.
My liver function test was normal - is this important in relation to the ferritin levels being high?
another doctor joined and answered that my former high alcohol levels were a likely cause of high ferritin, and suggested liver scan - is the result of normal liver function a good sign that my liver might be ok - I'm a bit confused
Thats good about the liver - I have had some stomach cramps but thought that was the metformin. Do you think it could be hemochromatosis rather than something inflammatory?
Thank you you have been very patient, one very last question - do you think the ferritin is linked to the groin lymph gland enlargement (by the way they haven't got bigger and I think are slightly smaller) - does ferritin elevate in cancer?