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What does a low hemoglobin level mean?

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A low hemoglobin level is referred to as anemia. There are many reasons for anemia.

Some of the more common causes are:

  • Loss of blood (traumatic injury, surgery, bleeding colon cancer or stomach ulcer).
  • Nutritional deficiency (iron, vitamin B12, folate).
  • Bone marrow problems (replacement of bone marrow by cancer.
  • Suppression by chemotherapy drugs.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Abnormal hemoglobin (sickle cell anemia).

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