My blood test show slightly high red blood cell count (5.78) they are smaller and carry slight less oxygen. What could this be? Told me not to worry

Beta thalassemia tra. It may due to a benign disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, common underlying defect being a carrier state for beta thalassemia, or beta thalassemia trait. The advice to not worry is correct. You are not likely to cause any problems for children either, unless your partner also carries the same defect.

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