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Hi, thanks for getting in touch. There are a number of things that can raise a ferritin level. It actually also rises in any acute infection so may be a temporary thing. Have you had multiple tests showing a raised ferritin level?
If multiple blood tests spread out over time have shown a raised ferritin level and I note transferrin saturations are near the upper limit then I would ask your GP to refer you to see a gastroenterologist to ensure this isn't a condition where iron metabolism is affected (haemochromatosis). It's rare but does have specific treatments that help you absorb less iron.
I understand, I'm doing Keto right now. No changing your diet like that is unlikely to be a cause.
No the figure itself doesn't concern at all. It's almost certainly innocent but is worth getting haemochromatosis ruled out.
Oh thanks very much that's made my day :) I started off losing a few lbs but got a bit lax with it so need to get back to it! Wishing you the very best for the future.