A 22-year-old male asked:
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low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.swelling in both legs.iron deficiency anemia present.what cloud be the reson?

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Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: 1. You need to have your GI ract evaluated for blood loss which can cause iron deficency. Then you need iron replacement. 2. Your leg swelling is probably due to a low albumin. You need to find out why your Albumin is low-it could be a kidney or liver problem or severe malnutrition. You need to discuss this with a doctor. This situation cannot be diagnosed on line.
Answered on Apr 9, 2017
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