Hematology/Low iron

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Question
What causes low iron saturation I am supplementing with iron twice a day here were my last blood tests before I started supplementing with iron


 

Test

Low

Normal

High

Reference Range

Units

iron, serum 29   35-155 ug/dL
mch 25.8   26.6-33.0 pg
iron saturation 9   15-55 %

Answer
Hello jessica,
Warm welcome to you! and thank u for waiting patiently for my reply!
Low iron saturation can be due to poor diet which is deficient in iron. Or the gastric abnormalities which can prevent iron from absorption, like Achlorhydria. Do you have any gastric symptoms like indigestion, sore tongue etc? Some times infections like hook worms and whipple's disease can also cause low iron saturation due to loss of blood occultly.

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