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Your ferritin is extremely low, but my hematologist says low iron is NOT the same thing as anemia. (I don't know much about ferritin.)Your iron can be low and your hemoglobin can be unaffected. Only if your hemoglobin is low are you considered anemic.

Well, your hemoglobin is 9, and that is low. You need it to be 11 or 12 to even get into the normal range. Now, 9 doesn't seem like sooooo much less than 11-12, but when my hemoglobin was 6, my doctor wanted to admit me to the hospital. He said I shouldn't even be walking around, and he was surprised that I could. So consider 9 to be standard anemia, with 6 being severe.





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