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I have hereditary haemochromatosis. My last three tests gave

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I have hereditary haemochromatosis. My last three tests gave ferritin levels of 299, 302 and 187.
Last test: iron levels 29.1 µmol/L UIBC 17 µmol/L and Iron saturation 63%
Should I have venedections?
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Yes you should still continue with venesection.This should be continued till following parameters achieved: hemoglobin concentration of 10 to 12 g/dL, mean cell volume (MCV) in the low 80s, transferrin saturation of 10 to 20 percent, total iron binding capacity (TIBC) >300 mcg/dL, and a serum ferritin concentration within the low normal range (5 to 10 ng/mL [mcg/L] in our laboratory). The resulting iron deficiency anemia does not need to be treatedBest wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:
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