A 29-year-old female asked:
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my hemoglobin is 10.8( range 12-16.5)(female,25.) do not experience any symptoms.it was a routine test. how low is this?can i manage without medicine?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: Anemia has over a hundred different causes. If it's iron deficiency, the cause must be sought -- you don't want to miss bleeding from a cancer or bad stomach ulcer. It may simply be your monthly loss and/or your diet (if you're a non-supplementing vegetarian, expect health issues.) Other anemias warn of serious treatable disease. Let the workup proceed. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Thank you for the follow-up and for your kind words.
Dec 17, 2016

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