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Does anemia cause shortness of breath

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes. : Anemia limits your blood's oxygen transport ability, which can make you feel short of breath. Talk to your doc for more insight into your conditi... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Signs & symptoms...: Include fatigue, exercise intolerance, headache, pallor, etc. Therapy depends upon the underlying cause, and causes of anemia are many and varied. Th... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See doctor : If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
Allergy and Immunology 7 years experience
Heart problem: Congestive heart failure is one of the things that can cause shortness of breath while lying down. Recommend discussing the issue with you physician. ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Yellow skin : Sounds like it could be from eating too many carrots. Yellowing of the skin without abnormalities in liver ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: depends on the type of anemia. Some anemias will cause distraction of red blood cells and yellow tinge in the white of eyes. Anemia can cause shortnes... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Anemia commonly causes fatigue, tiredness, and shortness of breath with exertion.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 54 years experience
May be: Shortness of breath b, cause of anemia is fluid overload so, little help may be not really.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Yes: Yes you should see your doctor. I would recommend your internist. He or she would best be able to figure out what is going on.
A female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Need ABG....: you need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral prolapse: It is highly unlikely that the diagnoses of mitral prolapse and anemia would be confused with each other.