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What causes anemia?

I am anemic and have had 5 iron infusions over the past year. No reason has been discovered yet. My father is recurrent malaria positive and was so before I was born. Is this something I need to be concerned with? Also, my platelets altough in the normal range are low.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
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You have not mentioned the percentage of hemoglobin here, the history of your father is nothing to take with this, lowering of iron is directly related with the hemoglobin level, the mostly likely cause would be intestinal leak or oozing of blood, some chronic infection or infestation and these need to be investigated, hope this information helps.
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What causes anemia?

HI Well come to HCM You have not mentioned the percentage of hemoglobin here, the history of your father is nothing to take with this, lowering of iron is directly related with the hemoglobin level, the mostly likely cause would be intestinal leak or oozing of blood, some chronic infection or infestation and these need to be investigated, hope this information helps.