Join date: Apr 2013
Location: Virginia, USA
Hoping someone can help me interpret my lab values. Initially, I went to the doctor with fatigue, diagnosed with low testosterone. After a series of T-therapy, it remained low and I was referred to an endocrinologist. She found I have high ferritin levels, tested me for hemochromotosis, which I was negative for. She recommends I return to my family doctor and possibly see a hemotologist.
Following are my abnormal levels with fasting (all others were normal):
Iron profile: UIBC:100 (low), % saturation: 59 (high), Ferritin:756.7 (high)....actual iron was within normal range.
Other labs: Testosterone: 235 (low), red blood count: 5.53 (high), hemoglobin: 18.3 (high), hematocrit: 52.8 (high), MCV: 95.5 (high), MCH: 33.2 (high), bilirubin: 1.1 (high), ALT: 57 (high)
Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, frequent headaches, sex drive is there but have trouble finishing occasionally.
Any input is helpful. Awaiting appointment to return to family doctor and then probably waiting again to go to another specialist.