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My red blood cells are too small to carry enough haemoglobin, what is the name of this anemia and is it common?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: anemia

This may be an iron deficiency anemia causing red cells to be small.
This is common and the treatment is usually increasing a special type of iron in your diet or with supplements. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: anemia

This may be an iron deficiency anemia causing red cells to be small.
This is common and the treatment is usually increasing a special type of iron in your diet or with supplements. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
The general term is microcytic [ micro = 'small'; cytic = 'cell' ] anemia, iron deficiency anemia being the most common type.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Probably thalesemia

Based on the limited information provided.

In brief: Probably thalesemia

Based on the limited information provided.
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