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A 32-year-old male asked:

Cause of anemia in female (57) where hb(10.6), pcv (33), rbc(3.6), platelet (1.2l) & esr (52) while wbc (5.9k), mcv(93), mch(29.5) & mchc(31.6).

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Can't tell : There are many possibilities but of course it is cancer until proved otherwise. Insist in a speedy work up and full explanations.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Needs medical check: Anemia can be caused by many different conditions. The common causes are from bleeding from GI tract or reduced production of RBCs in the bone marrow. This person should go see her regular physician(if she has one) as he/she may have previous record of her Hb which will help to know if this is a chronic condition or something new that will require further testing to look for a cause.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2015

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