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Blood test done. Have colitis, crohns and kidney disease. What could be causing the iron depletion?

Hi I have a blood test with Iron level 43 and Iron saturation level of 10 my hemoglobin is 14 and Hematocrit is 42.6 which is normal my wbc are 17. I have both colitis and crohns disease as well as stage 3 kidney disease. What could be causing the iron depletion? I get iv therapy for low magnesium one a week for last five years. Is it my kidney disease or my crohns that is causing this depletion and is there anything I can do to stop it. I have received two iv s of ferrous sulfate about 4 months ago when the test result were about the same level.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
in your case both are contributory but more due to crohns may be due to poor iron intake as as poor absorption.keep checking your transferrin saturation ,keep it above 30
Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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