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Aplastic anemia

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Aplastic anemia: Is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. This includes red blood cells, platelets, and precursors of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: With treatment using supportive care (transfusions), medical therapy (immune suppressants), and stem cell transplantation, patients are able to live a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Stability over: 8 years is encouraging, but there is still a possibility of the aplaisa worsening over time. Hard to be precise unfortunately.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical con ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Microcytic: Iron is needed in order for the body to produce hemoglobin (hb) -a substance in red blood cells (rbc) that enables them to carry oxygen.Without hb, RB ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low bone marrow: Aplastic anemia is a disorder of the bone marrow in which it is low in cells (hypoplastic) or completely gone (aplastic). The causes and potential tr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
IDA: Lack of iron usually due to too much blood loss. At your age it is most likely due to menses.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Anemia: Megaloblastic anemia is anemia related most commonly to vitamin B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. These problems are easily treated with replacement of t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia is a condition where for some unclear reason the bone marrow fails to produce normal blood cells. It could be due to underlying geneti ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Sickle cell anemia is due to a genetic mutation in the dna that encodes for the hemoglobin molecule. Thus, it is hereditary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Aplastic anemia is a failure of your bone marrow red cell production. The blood count drops, you lose energy, have trouble doing anything and if negl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Anemia (normochromic/cytic or not) can be a sign of leukemia (or a variety of other cancerous or non-cancerous conditions). That is it can associated ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia can make all of the blood cells low. Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
BM failure: Aplastic anemia is caused by bone marrow failure to produce all blood cells ( affecting white cell, red blood cells as well as platelet). It can be pr ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The vitamin K2: Part makes no sense.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Low Iron: In women of reproductive age, one of the most common causes of iron deficiency is heavy periods. There are other causes. Blood loss, acute or chroni ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Smaller & paller RBC: Anemia where the RBC look smaller in size and paller- due to decrease hemoglobin content in the rbc. Can be found in iron deficiency anemia, also in A ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow biopsy: Aplastic anemia is suspected in patient with chronic low blood counts and no obvious cause. Review of blood work and a bone marrow biopsyhelps finsli ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Any severe illness can have a negative impact on fertility. In this specific case the therapies can also haver an impact on long term reproductive is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: but very rarely. A study of 37000 people showed that only 48 of the developed aplastic anemia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Aplastic anemia can be treated with immunosuppressive medications with resolution in a significant percentage of patients. Younger patients can be suc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Individuals with sickle cell anemia are at high risk to develop invasive bacterial infections, e.g., meningitis and bacteremia, especially by pneumoc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Aplastic Anemia: First test which make you aware of aplastic anemia is complete blood count called cbc, which will show pancytopenia, means anemia, neutopenia and thro ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Quite a lot: Confirmed aplastic anemia is a serious condition. For severe cases treatment includes immunesuppressive drugs such as steroids, cylosporine and in you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;emen ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Aplastic anemia is when the bone marrow stops producing blood cells. Hemolytic anemia is when red blood cells are being destroyed outside of the bone ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be he ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Malaria doesnt cause: Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease caused by a mutation in the dna coding for hemoglobin. Scientists have long known that sickle cell anemia ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Abnormal hemoglobin: Other than slightly decreased hemoglobin, the rest of your measurements is normal. It doesn't sound like aplastic anemia at all. Autoimmune disease ca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal looking cells: Normocytic means the red blood cells are normal size; normochromic means normal color (amount of hemoglobin which gives the red blood cells their red ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
An extended: Period of time. Most patients reach a new baseline which is probably not normal. Therapy is tapered slowly. We never start before 1 year or longer if ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Sideroblastic anemia: The marrow produces ringed nucleated cells instead of healthy RBC's. This may be genetic or myelodysplatic - the latter is bad as there is a high rate ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience in General Practice
See below: Cyclophosphamide in high doses has more than 80% chance of complete cure of aplastic anemia without the need of bone marrow transplant.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Sure...: Aplastic anemia can be life threatening -so tell your hematologist all the supplements you try... Aa is considered in part a problem with the immune s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Aplastic anemia is a greatly reduced or absent amount of stem cells. This can be inherited, from damage to the bone marrow or without cause at all. Fo ... Read More
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