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Q. In which conditions does one have low serum iron?


 

Hi doctor,

I had my hemoglobin, CBC and iron test. The result indicates that I have low hemoglobin. However, my iron level is normal (122). I am confused to take the next step. I have been eating spinach, beans and red meat. Also, I am taking iron supplements. What to do further? Please suggest me.


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Dr. Veerendra Patil
MBBS., MD ., FNB (PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Hematology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • It is evident that you have low hemoglobin with low MCV (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • Low MCV (mean corpuscular volume) means that your red blood cells (RBC) are small in size, which is more commonly seen in iron deficiency anemia.
  • There are other conditions which show a similar laboratory profile such as thalassemia and other rare causes.
  • As your serum iron level is normal, which probably excludes iron deficiency anemia, I would prefer you to do a blood test for thalassemia  that is HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography).

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