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Am I anemic?
Jun 22, 2004

My Doctor tells me that I'm not anemic but I think I am. My RBC is 3.57, Hematocrit is 34.7, and Hemoglobin is 11.5. They are all below normal. However when I asked my Dr. if I'm anemic he explains that my Hematocrit is only slightly out of range therefore I'm not. Is this accurate?

Response from Dr. Pierone

It looks like you do have a mild anemia. Labs differ in their cut-off levels, but these numbers are on the low side. It always a good idea to get a trend, see what the previous levels were, and plan to have a repeat test done to confirm.

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