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Hi, I'm a 28 yr old woman and I was wondering if anyone knew if a level of 18 on a ferritin test is too low? My doctor said it's fine but the range starts at 13 and ends at almost 300? Also, I was wondering if this tends to happen in people with thalassemia? Thalassemia runs in my family but I don't know if I have it, so I'm wondering if that's why my ferritin is where it is. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
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My Harrison's says that for women ferritin levels should be between 10 and 200.  I don't believe you are anemic, but to be on the safe side, maybe you shouldn't drink green tea.  Green tea can chelate iron out of your system.  I know because I have high iron (hemochromatosis) and I drink green tea to bring my iron levels down.  It can make you anemic.
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Yes that is way too low.  Some studies indicate you need a ferritin level of 70 or above for hair growth.
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