A 21-year-old female asked:
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do a person sleeps more because of low hemoglobin?

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Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Fatigue, which might contribute to sleepiness, can be a symptom of anemia. It partly depends on the underlying cause of the anemia, of which there are many.
Answered on Feb 4, 2017
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Can happen : Anemia can cause fatigue and in some patients increased sleepiness... Other causes should be ruled out.
Answered on Jun 8, 2013
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