I'll say right off the bat this isn't a P.A. issue (I don't think!), but I didn't know where else to post this and felt that the thyroid community & pernicious anaemia forums have the most expertise with blood tests, since their lives seem to be ruled by them!
I have had high Ferritin for over a year. Recently I had it retested at a new doctors and it is just going up and up. It is not hemochromatosis as my transferrin, saturation and iron are all normal range. This means it's probably an inflammation problem, a chronic one, given how long I've had it.
On my last blood test, my doctor was looking for possible autoimmune markers (at my request) and as well as the even higher ferritin it brought up high LDH- architect (Lactate dehydrogenase). This is in all tissues but is only released into the blood when tissue is damaged. In other words, I am experiencing cell death.
I've tried Googling the two things together and get zero result. Plenty of ideas for one and plenty for the other, but not for the two together. Has anybody any ideas for why these might be occurring together, or any experience of having these two things together?
Out of the choices for high LDH, it seems unlikely to be my liver, kidneys or a heart condition. The two most likely is muscle damage (I suspected Dermatomyositis, hence me asking her to check) and cancer. Obviously the idea of cancer worries me!
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas I'd be grateful to hear them. Thanks!