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Is a ferritin level if 8 worrying in a female aged 66?

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Is a ferritin level if 8 worrying in a female aged 66?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes, it absolutely it

it means your iron is low

are you bleeding?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not that I know.What can be the cause?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

bleeding from the Gi tract

usually a slow bleed

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U mean like a tumor ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
No like an ulcer or diverticulitis
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Does bowwl cancers n stomach cancers cause low ferritin ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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