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i had blood test which shows low iron levels. is this anemia?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Anemia refers to a low hemoglobin or hematocrit. If yours is low than you probably have iron deficient anemia and may benefit from iron supplements.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
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Dr. Philip Miller
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You should also have your B12 and folate levels checked to rule out pernicious anemia
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