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My Dr office called and told me my iron level is at 7. What does that mean? And what should I expect on my follow up? And finally what is considered normal iron level.I am 40 years old. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou
That is way too low. You should be in the 12-15 range. I am surprised that he did not put you on iron pills. Get a lower GI check soon. This could be simptamatic of internal bleeding. You should be checked for colon polops immediately. This can be nothing but it could be very serious. My wife is going through it right now.
7 is quite low. should be 12 -18ish. I'm usually about 9 myself and always getting iron tablets from the doctor and told to eat liver and green leafy veg! I hate both. Good luck.
I'm sorry but i can't help you.
I do have a suggestion
someone should have created a chart somewhere about what your iron level in comparrison to your age
Hope this help
7 is very low.
The acceptable range is 12.5-18.
Someone recently asked this same question and got a really good answer. You can search for it in the Yahoo Answers search bar. (The question is Resolved.)
I think a healthy level is around 11. Mine usually stays at about 7 or 8 and the doctor reccomended eating lots of green, leafy veggies and taking a multi vitamin each day to boost it. ive done all of that and it still hasnt improved so you may want to talk to your doctor to get a full explanation