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I am a 60 year old. Recently in a full body check up I found that my haemoglobin is 7 which apparently is very low. What course of action should I fol?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Anemia workup

You have anemia, which has many causes.
Either your body is not making enough red blood cells, or you are losing them (ie bleeding). You need an anemia workup. This starts with looking at your "blood smear" under the microscope, a check of your reticulocyte count (baby blood cells), and other tests. You may need a colonoscopy if your doctor thinks you are losing blood. See your pcp!

In brief: Anemia workup

You have anemia, which has many causes.
Either your body is not making enough red blood cells, or you are losing them (ie bleeding). You need an anemia workup. This starts with looking at your "blood smear" under the microscope, a check of your reticulocyte count (baby blood cells), and other tests. You may need a colonoscopy if your doctor thinks you are losing blood. See your pcp!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

You will need a full evaluation for anemia.
There are a wide variety of causes ranging from iron deficiency caused by occult bleeding to hematologist malignancies. Work with your doctor. Do not delay!

In brief: See your doctor

You will need a full evaluation for anemia.
There are a wide variety of causes ranging from iron deficiency caused by occult bleeding to hematologist malignancies. Work with your doctor. Do not delay!
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Jacob Bitran
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your PCP

See your primary care physician for a work up.

In brief: See your PCP

See your primary care physician for a work up.
Dr. Jacob Bitran
Dr. Jacob Bitran
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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Question #1: are you having any symptoms? (ie fatigue, rapid heart beat, dizziness, pale skin, shortness of breath, strange cravings).
Questions #2: why do you have anemia? Anemia can come from blood loss, nutritional deficiencies, cancer, other illnesses. The doctor who obtained the blood work should be able to tell you why you have anemia, and what treatments or further testing should be done.

In brief: See your doctor

Question #1: are you having any symptoms? (ie fatigue, rapid heart beat, dizziness, pale skin, shortness of breath, strange cravings).
Questions #2: why do you have anemia? Anemia can come from blood loss, nutritional deficiencies, cancer, other illnesses. The doctor who obtained the blood work should be able to tell you why you have anemia, and what treatments or further testing should be done.
Dr. Melvin Glover
Dr. Melvin Glover
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Consult with Hematol

This is easy. Are you losing blood? Hemolyzing ? Or not forming blood? Ask hematologist or oncologist.
Do not wait !

In brief: Consult with Hematol

This is easy. Are you losing blood? Hemolyzing ? Or not forming blood? Ask hematologist or oncologist.
Do not wait !
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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