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How do I know if I have anemia

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Blood test: A simple blood test can determine if you have anemia.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Symptoms: You might have anemia if you are pale, very tired all the time, on chemotherapy, on dialysis or have obvious external bleeding including black tarry s... Read More
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
You: Will need a blood cbc, signs may include feeling tired, pale looking eye conjunctiva or hands, fatigue.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Blood test: check your iron level via blood testing. it is simple and quick. Hemoglobin is usually low as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Very common.: Iron deficiency anemia is pretty common among reproductive-age women, as they lose additive amounts of blood with successive menstrual cycles and freq... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Could be myelodysplastic syndrome with fanconi's anemia, or one of several other aberrations that may arise from chromosome 7 abnormalities. You shoul... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
You don't know: However, if you are very pale, fatigued, feels dizzy often, or have shortness of breath, or exercise intolerance, you may have advanced degree of anem... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sometimes: Anemia is sometimes much more likely is certain ethnicities. These anemias include sickle cell and thalassemia minor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Anemia is low blood count. The most common form is due to low iron ingestion but other forms include blood loss, inherited changes in blood cells (li... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many ways: Known to produce decrease intelligence affect development and behavior cause cardiovascular problem such as heart murmur and congestive failure of ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Anemia can lead to:: Ischemia, Metabolic acidosis.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
PICA: In medicine we call "pica" to the strong desire to eat or drink very unusual substances or foods. Children and adults with pica may eat: animal feces,... Read More

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