A member asked:

My blood test show rbc count 3.53, wbc 9.2, hemoglobin wb 11.2, hematocrit wb 33.7, platelet count 206. am i iron deficient? i'm a 56 y/o woman.

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

You have mild anemia(Hb of 11.2 Gm, normal being >12 Gms). To find the cause, you have to do additional tests like check your blood iron levels and also check for any excessive bleeding or blood loss from an internal organ. This will require a visit with a PCP. Also send us your MCV....this can give us a clue towards iron deficiency.

Answered Oct 23, 2017



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