Worrisome anemia

Patient

Q: Hi,
I am a long time smoker, who suffers from diabetes type ii (taking only metformin) and G6PD. Lately, I am tired, sleepless, suffering from back ache, and have fresh blood in my stool. I also have started suffering from constipation. I lost weight too (10% of my weight)and don't have appetite. I did some tests and received a few out of the normal range results: HGB - 10, MCV - 70 (all the other values in this section are normal: MCH, MCHC, RDW), Ferritin - 80, TIBC - 480, direct coombs - positive, glucose - 180. I'm quite worried and am afraid this is something serious.My doctor won't talk to me before the results of the other tests come back from the lab. I would highly appreciate your assessment.

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