Is an albumin level of 32g/L anything to worry about?

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I am a young female and I've noticed several times on blood tests I've had low albumin even though everything else is fine including thyroid, LFTs, B12, ferritin, Us and Es, FBCs.

The normal range for albumin is 35-50 g/L. Doctors have never mentioned this level to me but I have seen it on copies of several results (32g/L). Is this bad? What could be the cause bearing in mind I don't smoke, don't drink often and am a healthy weight?

I do not know if this is relevant but I suffer from chronic daily nausea (cause has not been found yet) , loss of appetite and extreme tiredness.

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    Hi there: albumin of 32 is "borderline" low and by itself, probably nothing to be concerned about, if you have no other abnormal liver function tests. In combination with your other digestive symptoms, though, I hope your medical team is considering the possiblitiy of celiac (gluten allergy) or Crohn's disease.

    best wishes to you.

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      Thanks for your reply. I had a gastroscopy the other day which was clear. (Also been tested for coeliac and that's fine). I don't know what to do. I'm still just a healthy weight but if I lose anymore I will be underweight. It's been at least 1.5 stone in less than a year because of all the nausea and vomiting. I've suddenly become unable to eat foods I like particularly meat, eggs, tomatoes, cereals because they make me feel so ill. I'm just trying to work out if this albumin could be the cause.

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