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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Hemoglobin

04/29/2008

Question:

MY BLOOD WAS TESTED AND MY HEMAGLOBIN WAS 9.9 MY HEMATOCRIT WAS 35.1 MCV WAS 72 AND MY RDW WAS 16.7. MY DR. TELLS ME I AM ANEMIC BUT I DO NOT HAVE THE SYMPTOMS OF ONE, SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT THIS?

Answer:

Anemia can be due to many things, including simple iron deficiency. Your physician will work this up and decide if any significant problems are present.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University