A 24-year-old female asked:
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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
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

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