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How do I know if I have anemia

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Blood test: A simple blood test can determine if you have anemia.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Doctor: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Doctor: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folat ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Blood test: check your iron level via blood testing. it is simple and quick. Hemoglobin is usually low as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: Anemia is sometimes much more likely is certain ethnicities. These anemias include sickle cell and thalassemia minor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Many ways: Known to produce decrease intelligence affect development and behavior cause cardiovascular problem such as heart murmur and congestive failure of ... Read More
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