Some more test results came in this week . . it has all been told to me by phone so I don't have numbers.
- ferritin test confirmed iron deficiency (assuming it was high)
- free testosterone was "low"
- h. pylori blood test came back negative
I had read a bunch of h. pylori literature that had me convinced this was causing my low iron and was surprised to hear it came back negative. We just have one last test still waiting which is a stool test (not sure what that looks for).
My doctor admits he is stumped. For now he prescribed 300mg ferrous gluconate 3 times a day. He said we'll need to get together next week to discuss how to "cast a wider net". Doesn't leave my feeling very hopeful that we'll get anywhere !