Panic iron level of 7500!

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What the heck could cause this? This patient feels just fine. How will they treat it? His doctor is sending him home tomorrow and he is to see a hematologist. I can't believe this

pink85

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Specializes in School Nursing, Pedi., Critical Care.

hemochromotosis! That is one thing. Your body stores to much iron and it builds up in the organs. It can be genetic.

oramar

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hemochromotosis! That is one thing. Your body stores to much iron and it builds up in the organs. It can be genetic.

When I first read this post I was wracking my brains for the name of the genetic condition related to high iron levels. Thanks for doing my thinking for me.

iluvivt, BSN, RN

2,773 Posts

Specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion. Has 32 years experience.

Pt will get times therapeutic phlebotomies as part of the treatment plan,taking off 250-500 ml blood at a time

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