Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Elevated Ferritin Levels
For the last 10 months I have been having symptoms of light headedness, tingling in fingers and feet, tiredness, unbalance, pain in lower back near the liver area.  I have had MRI and CT scans of the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys - all negative; in addition numerous blood tests and most have come back negative.

Recently I did another test for iron and lead levels in the blood :
Total Iron = 74 ug/dl, TIBC 272 ug/dl and Saturation 20%.  However the Ferritin was slightly elevated at 279 ng/ml - the upper limit is 275 ng/ml.

I am not sure what this means?   In the November last year when it all started the symptoms gradually got worst and in early December I was admitted and spent 1 week, dehydration, severe body weakness and light-headedness became marked.  However I was never dizzy.  At that time my blood pressure kept oscillating between normal and low so I was put on a low dosage of fluridcortisone.  Things did stabilized but I was not feeling right with my body.

During May and mid June the symptoms actually went away and I felt well again.  But since the end of June the previous symptoms returned and hence these new blood tests.  

Other info: my platelytes count has been consistently in the lower range. Also I had thyroid test and the TSH was 0.3 uIu/ml    , TS and T4 were in range.

Hope someone can help

Thanks
Cancel
0 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Belle313's status
14 hrs ago
3197167 tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks commented on photo
May 28
1742220 tn?1331360327
Blank
meegWpaw commented on photo
May 28
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956
DC
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Liver Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956
DC
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222