I have searched but can't see the answer to this question anywhere so I hope I'm not doubling up - if I am, apologies!
I had a stools test which came back with elevated levels of calprotectin (150), lactoferrin (46.5) and occult blood. I have been struggling with piles (I think) for some time with blood in stools, so I'm hoping the latter is due to that but I'm well aware that all these together could signify IBD. I am hopefully due to see a specialist next week and am hoping they will refer me for a colonoscopy. My ferritin levels are 29 so not stupidly low but not decent either.
Anyway, trying to do research, most people seem to mention taking lactoferrin to increase ferritin - what does it mean if the lactoferrin is already too high but the ferritin low? I'm super confused! Also my CRP level came back as normal in the blood test - would that not usually be elevated if these other markers are?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance