could my blood cause me to be dizzy

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 Six months ago I woke up and had swollen tonsils and lymph nodes    After a bunch of tests including full body pet scan I was diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis.  

Over the course of this time I had five blood test,  each time my blood gets tested my hemoglobin levels have gone down     

 It has dropped from 14.6 down to 13.8       For the past two weeks I've been feeling dizzy and I'm wondering if this could be caused by those levels    

 During this course my doctor ordered me a colonoscopy which came back fine, I am 50 years old. 

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    It’s possible but that’s  not much of a drop. Six years ago I started taking new Testosterone med called Forresta, & within 3 days I got rectal bleeding. I had colonoscopy done & it was clear. But continued taking Fortesta for 2 years & bleeding got worse like female period.

    October 30, 2014 I was admitted to hospital with hemoglobin of 4.0!!!

    After 48 hrs n 6 pints of blood levels increased to 7, then took 65mg iron for 2 yrs. But once again after starting another Testosterone med, rectal bleeding returned & after flex sigmoid test levels went from 14 to 8

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      Did you ever feel like your brain was in a fog.   It that a more milder affect of low hemoglobin?    

      Those are really low levels in your response.   

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    Hi...I have been anemic for about 1 year. After ever test in the world I ended up with an extrememy enlarged spleen. I had my spleen removed. My blood numbers are getting better quickly. Hemaglobin is not quite normal. The dizzyness is gone. I'am sure the anemia was the cause. You may have a touch of anxiety. That seems to go with anemia also. Try to exercise and eat well.

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