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Elevated ferritin levels
I had checked my ferritin levels on 20/08/2018 it was 260...On 12.12.18 I checked it again and it is 380...normal level(15-150)my Hb is 9.9,and I am a beta thalassemia carrier currently recuperating from laparoscopic nissen fundoplication...what can be the reason for elevated ferritin levels is it indicating some problem in live??...plz answer me..I am also having pain in my left knee...is this knee pain due to elevated levels of ferritin...plz answer
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In beta thalassaemia major multiple blood transfusions, ineffective erythropoiesis and increased gastrointestinal iron absorption lead to iron overload in the body.. Iron overload impairs the immune system, and cause greater risk of infection and illness. Iron overload is a common complication of thalassaemia syndromes which could lead per se to the development of organ damage.. but transfusions are important.. so, to avoid the risk and further complications, kindly consult your haemotologist immediately..
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