Lab results show high total iron and % saturation, please advise?

I had lab work done to test for iron, and it showed high total iron and % saturation. Should I see a doctor for this, or donate some blood, or not worry about it? (I uploaded the lab results.) I don’t have any medical problems other than infrequent migraines.

Age: 50
Medications: amitriptyline 20mg/daily for migraines
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Dr. Javez Ernesto
5:06 pm

Do you have any other symptoms? pain anywhere. feeling tired, lack of energy? is there a family history of iron problems or hemochromatosis?

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Original Poster
5:38 pm

Dr. Ernesto, I do not have any symptoms that you named, and I do not know that anyone in my family has iron problems. I had complete blood work done 6 months ago, and everything was fine except hemoglobin and hematocrit were high. My doctor said not to worry about it. I decided on my own later to have the more in depth iron testing done, and the results are what I uploaded.

Dr. Javez Ernesto

Your ferritin levels are normal but it’s best to work with your doctor to evaluate your iron problem and establish the right iron reduction therapy for you – diet, phlebotomy, donating blood, iron reduction drugs or combination thereof. Additional testing and follow up will also be required.

Dr.Honey Arora
3:48 am

You should get checked to rule out the exact cause of high iron levels.
Yes blood donation can help but first of all consult a Haematologist to rule out the cause for the elevated values.
Treatment of the cause can help..


Arti Sharma
6:22 am

You need to consult a haematologist.Blood donation will help.
Are you taking any Iron supplements?
Get back with more information.
Best wishes

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Original Poster
5:54 pm

Dr. Sharma, no I am not taking any iron supplements. I remember a blood test I got in my 20’s where the doctor was impressed with the high amount of iron in my blood, so I never picked supplements with additional iron after that. Maybe it has become more recognized now that high iron is not always good. I seem to be healthy otherwise. I am 5’4″ and 110 lbs so am on the very thin side which might affect my saturation %.