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My iron level us 7. I was started o folic acid and ferrus

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My iron level us 7. I was started o folic acid and ferrus sulphate
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
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The normal reference range for Iron levels is measured in two units, micrograms/dL and micromol/L.
For micrograms/dL the normal range is 50-180. And for micromol/L it is 8 to 30.
I think yours would be the later units since, a level of 7 micro-mol/L necessitates oral iron supplementation. If this were in micrograms/dL, then your doctor would have started you on Parenteral iron supplements (IV).
It will take a month for your iron to get back in to the normal range with the value you have. Meanwhile, your doctor should look for the cause of the iron deficiency.
You should have your stool tested for occult blood, full blood count to rule out anemia, transferrin levels and TIBC levels done at the least.
Let me know if there is anything else you require to know about this.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My girlfriend consultant did say I was anemic.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Okay, then your doctor needs to find out the cause of your anemia. This can be done by further testing. The cause of the anemia can either be blood loss through the GIT, excessive and irregular Menstruation, destruction of blood cells within the body due to any cause, anemia primarily due to the iron deficiency (which can be caused by lack of iron rich diet, defects in iron absorption etc.).
So, basically, more tests and investigation is required here. Some of the tests that I have mentioned in my previous post need to be done.
I would suggest that you keep a close follow up with your doctor and ask for a referral to an Internist (medical specialist) for a thorough review.
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