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Suffering from constant headache and Fatigue. Low haemoglobin since delivery. Will low HB cause cancer?

hi dr am aaron from uganda .my concern is . i have my sister she had a c-section about 5 yrs ago and her hb has since remained very low with the last being 8.5 mg/dl .what bothers me is that before the c-section she had good hb levels .so please advice us because we are scared that she might have got cancer . she is doing fine except complaining about constant headache and fatigue
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your sister's problem. There are many causes of low Hb and cancer is not one of the common ones. She should undergo a peripheral smear to see the exact cause of her low Hb. This will also rule out the presence of a blood cancer. In addition she can get the iron profile done, which will tell us whether the low Hb is due to low iron or not.

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