My 16 year old daughter recently saw a hematologist for a unknown blood disorder. Can you please explain possible conditions that would result in low ferritin levels, low hemoglobin with a high amylase?
The description of anemia (low Hemoglobin and low ferritin levels) along with splenomegaly and flu like symptoms could be a sign of blood leukemia, Lymphoma, or any other condition that can cause decreased bone marrow function, and hence reduced red cell production.
Hemoglobin (Hb, is the essential oxygen carrier of the blood. Decreased levels indicate the presence of hemorrhage, anemia, iron deficiency.
Low ferritin levels are direct evidence of Iron deficiency.
The normal Blood serum amylase is in the range 21-101 U/L. A higher than normal concentration may reflect one of several medical conditions, including acute inflammation of the pancreas, perforated peptic ulcer, torsion of an ovarian cyst, strangulation ileus, macroamylasemia and mumps.
Additional investigations and a clinical examination will be needed, to provide a accurate diagnosis. Hence you might consult with the treating physicians, to give you exact information and advice.
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