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My son was diagnosed as anemic at his 1-year check-up. I believe his hemoglobin was 7. I started him on a multivitamin with iron (polyvisol) and we did a complete blood test at 15months. His iron serum was really high (183) and hemoglobin was at 10.2 which was higher. Serum ferritin was at 7 which is low. I saw a hemotologist and they suggested I start him on pure iron drops (3 times the amount of the recommended dose on the box). I asked the doctor why his serum iron was so high and if we should worry about that. He basically didn't address that number at all and just focused on the ferritin levels and how we should get that up as soon as possible. Should I get a second opinion on this? I don't want to overload my child with iron. It seems like his iron (hemoglobin and ferritin) were on the rise so why bombard his body with such a high dose of iron?
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