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Im not anemic but my iron level wont go above 10.5 which iant high enough to give blood which i would like to do any suggeations?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Anemia: Is 10.5 your hemoglobin level? Either way whether this is your hemoglobin level or your iron (ferritin) level. The level is low and indicates that you are anemic. If you do have iron deficiency and you dont respond to oral iron then you probably should get intravenous iron. Discuss firther with your md. Make sure that you dont have any other reason that can make you anemic besides low iron.

Answered 1/28/2019

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Agree with Dr, Ho: One other item that needs to be checked is if you have thalassemia trait. It can be tested by a blood test for hemoglobin electrophoresis. You may visit this site for info: https://www.dovemed.com/diseases-conditions/beta-thalassemia-minor/

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I had blood test which shows low iron levels. Is this anemia?

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