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Unread 02-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #21
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Heart Possible Hemochomotosis

My husband has just received the numbers back on some blood work -
Iron 231 mcg/dl
Direct TIBC 244 mcg/dl
% Sat (Fe,DIBC) 95%
Ferritin 5363

We are waiting for an appt with a hematologist but we can't find much info on what would appear to be an EXTREMELY high ferritin #

Can anyone shed some light? He does have just about all the symptoms of hemochromotosis (joint pain, esp hands; low sex drive; chronic fatigue, low energy) and he is Northern European decent. His father died at age 47 from cardiovascular disease and his mother from lung/esophageal cancer.

Any thoughts??
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Labs can make mistakes.

I think a specialist would reorder the tests anyway.

There is alot on the net about hemochromatosis, now, so
do some homework while you wait for the appointment.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #23
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Labs can make mistakes.

I think a specialist would reorder the tests anyway.

There is alot on the net about hemochromatosis, now, so
do some homework while you wait for the appointment.
THANKS ... we have been but I thought it was worth asking
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