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    Is a hemoglobin level of 7.3 considered low?

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My Hemoglobin is 7.3, I am sixty one years old, a male. Is this low
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 5 hours later
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Yes, the hemoglobin or Hb is markedly low. The normal Hb range is around 13.5 to 14 for men. A hematocrit less than 41 also signifies anemia.

MCV should be determined to find out the possible cause. Peripheral smear, iron studies, reticulocyte count, coombs test, B 12 and folate levels, and ultimately a bone marrow biopsy can also be advised to determine the specific cause.

Renal, liver function tests, urine and stool R/E should also be done as part of the workup.

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