Ferritin level of 1875...RBC 2.5...Hemoglobin 10. What is this indicative of?

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65yo Male

Excess fatigue

Stomach pain

3 Answers

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You are affected by an anemia. And your ferritin levels are higher than the normal range which can result from many conditions include:


chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis

heavy alcohol use

Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that affects the lymphatic system

hyperthyroidism, wherein the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone

leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow

liver disease

porphyria, a group of disorders that affects the skin and nervous system.

The stomach pain is caused by problems of the digestive system. How about your stool? Are you affected by a hematochezia? You'd better go to see a hematologist and take some tests to confirm the causes of anemia.

The results indicate you have anemia. How is your stomach pain? Any more information? You are suggested to do a gastroscopy to exclude stomach disease.
1. Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron. In general, normal blood ferritin range from 24 to 336 mg/L for males and 11 to 307 mg/L for females. If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it indicates your body's iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency. As a result, you could be anemic.

As your ferritin level is 1875, please check whether we use the same unit or not.

2. RBC is red blood cell. A normal range of RBC in adults is generally considered to be 4.35 to 5.65 million red blood cells per mcL of blood for men and 3.92 to 5.13 million red blood cells per mcL of blood for women. 2.5 is quite low.

3. Hemoglobin(HGB): In adults, the average level is 12 or higher g/dL for female and 13 or higher g/dL than male. 10 is a little lower than average. Older adults also tend to have lower hemoglobin levels. This may be due to several factors, including:

· lower iron levels due to chronic inflammation or poor nutrition

· medication side effects

· high rates of chronic diseases, such as kidney disease

For the above reasons, you are likely to have anemia, for your RBC and HBC is lower than the normal standard.