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A 30-year-old female asked:

Low heamaglobin (and all corresponding red blood cell tests) but normal iron and ferritin. what can cause this? is this anemia or something else?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How low? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, excessive menstrual blood loss is a usual cause of low hemoglobin in women of reproductive age. Additional information is need to ascertain the cause of low hemoglobin.

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