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What causes low hemoglobin?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Hello, my dad is 85 years old. Have a complete blood tests done but he is been sent to see an oncologist. Is there a reason for that? Although the red blood count, Hematocrit and Hgb show low.
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Answered by Dr. K. Harish (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
suspected malignancy

Detailed Answer:
At that age with hemoglobin being low, they could be suspecting colon cancer.
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What causes low hemoglobin?

Brief Answer: suspected malignancy Detailed Answer: At that age with hemoglobin being low, they could be suspecting colon cancer.