Brief Answer:Chronic blood loss
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The low levels of ferritin in your body can be due to low iron reserves in the body. This can happen due to long-term (chronic) blood loss from heavy menstrual bleeding, not enough iron in the diet, or bleeding inside the intestinal tract (from ulcers, colon polyps colon cancer
, hemorrhoids or other conditions). In rare cases, too much iron may be lost through the skin (because of a disease such as psoriasis
or in the urine.
A bone marrow
biopsy can check the amount of iron stored in the bone marrow. This can cause the heavy hair loss like you are having. The cause of chronic blood loss needs to be detected after proper tests. To continue taking iron supplements
as prescribed by your physician.
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