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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Low Ferritin, Hemochromatosis?
I am a 40 year old female of completely Irish American descent. I have one copy of the C282Y gene. I have a history of low and low normal ferritin. I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure 5 years ago and can`t help wondering if I might have hemochromatosis. I know it is not likely but is there a chance that I might be storing more iron than you should?
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Since you have a low/low normal ferritin, it is unlikely that you have an iron overload. If you have concerns and/or want peace of mind about this, you should discuss this with your primary care physician.
Amy Curry Sturm, MS, CGC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University