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Can anemia kill you

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 20 years experience
Rarely: It can , esp if hemoglobin levels are very low.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: Anemia itself will kill you if it's severe enough, and it's a miserable way to die. Anemia always warns of some underlying illness, and many of these ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. In children, for example, fe deficiency from inappropriate cows milk ingestion can lead to hematocrit below 10% in severel... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 35 years experience
Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 fo... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
Blood test: Anemia is measured by a blood count.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
If untreated: Anemia decreases the amount of oxygen distributed throughout the body. For this reason, if anemia is untreated, it can become life-threatening. Normal... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anemia: Anemia is a condition in which your body does not produce enough healthy red blood cells, or your blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin. Symptoms ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
23 years experience
Simple yet complex: Anemia is as simple as having low hemoglobin and as complex as a full big speciality.It depends what your CBC loos like.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In an otherwise: Healthy 18 yo it is unlikely to be serious. The cause will need to be sorted out to make a plan.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Polycythemia: Too many red blood cells. It can be serious and dangerous if too high. You should see a doctor to see if you need treatment.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
See below: Fatigue, shortness of breath, looking pale are signs of anemia.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Some: Make sure you have a firm diagnosis of the cause of the anemia. It could be blood loss, which needs to be traced. If it is dietary lack, find out wh... Read More
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