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male, 35 years. hgb and hct in march 2012: 15.6 and 46, march 2013: 14, 7 and 41, 4, march 2014: 13, 8 and 39, 8. why descending? is normal?thanks

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
One reason: Could be that you quit smoking. Another could be a dilutional effect from over hydrating. There may be an element of slow blood loss. Lastly, it could be nothing as all readings are fairly normal.

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