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I have had blood test back from doctors today from some

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Hi I have had blood test back from doctors today from some one on reception but Doctor cannot call until next week
so basically
thyroid has come back within normal range
b12 has come back as low
folic acid has come back as low
and iron high
what does this mean?
I asked for the b12 as my family have a heridtory penicouse anemia problem
but why is the iron high could this be iron overload?? I don't supplement with iron
I have had liver function tests in the past that have come back normal but didn't have this time
is there a simpler explantion
thanks mike
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
This could be a sign of hemochromatosisthis is where the body stores too much ironyou need tested for that
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions, just reply :)