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A 38-year-old male asked:

Unexplained mild anemia with hgb ranging from 12.5 to 13.6., benign polyps removed, benign stomach polyps + mild weakness. what would be the cause?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Find cause: Don't accept "unexplained" as the cause of an anemia, even a mild one. Either you're iron deficient (from diet, monthly or other loss, or bleeding from polyps), or you have thalassemia minor, or you have some other cause that you deserve to have found. We can't do that for you, and if your personal physician is hasn't (these can be hard workups), get with a hematologist.
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