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I am a male aged 70. I have recently had a blood test. My

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I am a male aged 70. I have recently had a blood test. My count was 12.7. I understand the normal count for a male is 13.1 .. Is this a result to be seriously worried about?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

do you mean your blood count?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Yes, you should investigate why you are anemic

Your iron levels should be checked

that would be the most common cause. Iron deficiency anemia

that would be my first step

it is probably not a big deal but it should be looked into a bit

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

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