A 41-year-old female asked:
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what might it mean if ferritin is normal range, but hgb is slightly low? does that mean anemic?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Two separate issues: Anemia can be due to many causes, including deficiency of iron and. Normal ferritin means that body stores of iron are okay. There are other causes of anemia, e.g., excessive menstrual blood loss, deficiency of folate (folic acid) and/or B12.
Answered on Sep 18, 2015

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