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I have had a fatty liver for 8 years, high cholesterol and ...

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I have had a fatty liver for 8 years, high cholesterol and elevated liver enzymes. Each time I had a blood test the doctor said that because of my fatty liver. I just found out that my ferriton level is 352. Of course I'm worried and now going to go to a hematologist but am confused. Could the fatty liver be causing the high iron level or is the iron causing the liver. I know the past 6 mos. I just haven't been feeling myself, tired, depressed, etc. I don't know what to do anymore to feel better and I'm worried because I dont understand why I'm absorbing this iron. Please help;
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 8 years ago.
High ferritin levels are seen in any disease with inflammation, blood diseases like hemolytic anemias, megaloblastic anemia, Hodgkins lymphoma & liver diseases like acute hepatitis, liver injury, alcoholic liver disease & hemochromatosis.
Your liver disease may be causing increased ferritin. Hemochromatosis usually has very high ferritin levels ( above1000).
Your symptoms are not specific to any of the disease.
A liver biopsy with iron estimation may be indicated in your your case.
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