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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. i had a blood test done and my hemoglobin level was 116 (low) what does this mean? how can this be fixed? will i be okay?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Anemic: This means that you are mildly anemic. The most common cause of anemia in young women is iron deficiency due to menstrual blood loss and/or recent pregnancy/delivery of a child. If iron deficiency is found to be the cause of anemia, iron supplementation should correct the problem.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am a 24 y/o female, 109lbs. I had a blood test done and my hemoglobin levels were low what does this mean? How can this be fixed? Will i be okay?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Anemia: Anemia can be due to several different things. Usually it is associated with iron deficiency, bleeding or b12/folate (folic acid) deficiency. You will most likely be placed on iron supplements and folate (folic acid). These usually help.
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

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