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New Bloodwork, Asked For Ferritin Not Sure If I Got It!

Discussion in 'AGA Related Blood Work and Doctors' started by tula, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. tula

    tula Member

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    I asked the doctor to specifically test my ferritin levels, she did:
    %SAT, dTIBC, FE and Trans.
    Is FE the ferritin?? Or did she not do it? I can't seem to find the answer in my online searches.

    I did find out my zinc is low. So I need to up that. I want to start Rogaine soon.. I am so nervous about it. It will either work and I am worried about the big shed or it won't work and that would be awful too!
     
  2. Kell

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    Your doctor did all of the right test for iron status, including Ferritin. Was was your TIBC? Did she do a full thyroid panel? To best understand iron lab values, this site has been helpful to me.
    http://www.irondisorders.org/hemochromatosis
     
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    Well, if the your doctor advised you the Freeritin then you should follow ...
     
  5. thinhair1

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    Tula, double-check with your physician. "Fe" can be "iron". From the chart of the elements (from high school chem class).
    But likely it is "Ferritin". Be sure to clarify with your physician.
    Your Ferritin is the important number and should be at LEAST 70 to grow hair, according to my dermatologist.
     

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