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Menifee, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
You will be fine: You just need to supplement back the iron. This hemoglobin level is low, but I expect you to recover fully. Once you take the iron supplements, check back with your doctor for repeat labs to confirm your good health. Then you will see. You have your young age and relative good health that will help you pull through this time.
Last updated Apr 12, 2016
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