A 30-year-old member asked:
i have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are ok. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various: Iron deficiency is only one of many factors that can cause anemia ( low level of hemoglobin/hematocrit). Deficiency in other nutrient like vit b12, folate, (folic acid) or anemia due to other chronic inflammation/disease, destruction of the red blood cells, drug induced, bone marrow failure, bleeding, other red blood cell disorders etc can cause anemia as well. See you doctor and have further evaluation.
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
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