I've have had low ferritin levels for the past three months (17). After six weeks or so on Ferris fumarate my levels have risen to what the GP claims to be "normal" but the test results are now obviously skewed by the medication.
I told her I wanted a referral since I did not want to be taking iron tablets for the rest of my life and obviously wanted to know why there was a deficiency in the first place ( I have no obvious signs of bleeding and I went through the menopause several years ago).
The GP seemed totally lost as to which speciality to refer me to and in the end she said she would refer me to a "general doctor" at the hospital . Who it is likely to be? Surely I should be seeing someone like a haematologist or endocrinologist ?