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If your hematocrit is low does that mean iron is low

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Iron deficiency : One with the above numbers has iron deficiency anemia. C doc, who'll ask questions in order to narrow down causes, then probably refer you for endosco... Read More
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
Severe anemia: Most likely from iron deficiency. Need to supplement your iron. May need iron i've. See your physician or a hematologist.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Iron defeciency : You need to consult your family doctor to find out the cause of your iron deficiency, you may be loosing excessive blood during your periods or blood ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Possibly: Your lymphocyte count is extremely high. Please see your doctor and have a hematologic (blood) workup performed. A flow cytometry evaluation of your b... Read More
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Concern: It is extremely important whether the lymphocyte count is an absolute number or a percentage. If this is the absolute number, namely 46.8 thousand/mi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Various: Iron deficiency is only one of many factors that can cause anemia ( low level of hemoglobin/hematocrit). Deficiency in other nutrient like vit b12, fo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Anemia: The list of things that can cause anemia is too long to list here, but it includes many other things besides iron deficiency. It is important that you... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Why do you ask?: This is almost certainly the right hematocrit for your body. No "pop" remedy is going to increase it; if you are seeking to raise it artificially for ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Results: 12.6 hemoglobin with a 37.4 hematocrit may be normal for you. This would depend on your prior results and your hemoglobin type--sickle trait patients... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
You will be fine: You just need to supplement back the iron. This hemoglobin level is low, but I expect you to recover fully. Once you take the iron supplements, check ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Talk with the doctor: A patient should talk with his ordering doctor, because his doctor is the person who knows what the lab results are, why the tests were ordered, what ... Read More