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why would you expect the hematocrit to be lower in an anemic individual

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Stop worrying, Brad. The Hgb range was given by your lab because you're a man. I'm a pathologist / lab specialist, having devoted a lifetime to this s ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal results: You lab results are all normal. Do you have any symptoms? If you do, those are not due to any of these values. Even if the results are a bit lower tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
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Yes: Most labs will adjust for pediatric and adults and some do make allowances for sex. I would not get hung up on the exact number because these things ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematology: You need a GI and/or a hematologist to review case and determine the exact cause of your pathology.
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Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Work up underway: Anemia has many causes , the work up is fairly logical. Stick with your doc till they get it figured out. Treatment is important
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Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Check ferritin: Get your doctor to check ferritin, iron, iron binding capacity, and reticulocyte count. If iron is low, then need to see if you are losing blood in st ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: By definition. Please get with a competent, no-nonsense physician and find the cause. I hope no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetaria ... Read More
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You have mild anemia,You should see your doctor to have more blood test ( CBC , Retic ,combs,,serum iron) to find the cause so be treated.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Is it Anemia?: For an adult female, normal HGB and HCT range from 12.0-15.5 and 34.9-44.5, respectively. You are within normal range, but low normal. As for the red ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A mild anemia: Is common in chronic illness. If you have had deterioration this may all fit.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Normal hematocrit range for an adult female is 38-42%(some labs may vary). You should follow up with your doctor for an evaluation of the cause of yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Below normal: Anemia is a hemoglobin (HGB) or hematocrit (hct) below "normal". Normal is defined by the laboratory doing the testing and varies by laboratory and "n ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This minor fluctuation in your hemoglobin / hematocrit may be unrelated to treatment. You describe yourself as a man. Iron deficiency in a man, unless ... Read More

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