anemia can cause blood to be less than bright red.
"Anemia (American English) or anaemia (Commonwealth English), which literally means "without blood," is a lack of red blood cells and/or hemoglobin. This results in a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to the tissues. Hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein in the red blood cells) has to be present to ensure adequate oxygenation of all body tissues and organs."
because there are less red blood cells in the blood, it will not appear as red to the eye.
are you anemic?
have you gotten the blood test results back yet, if you are anemic, they will tell you.
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