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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anemia: Anemia can cause fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and if severe enough organ damage.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low blood count: The test will include CBC to confirm that your blood count is low and other necessary blood tests or other tests/procedures to find the cause of the l ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Low blood counts: Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends upon....: The blood counts to which you are referring. If you mean anemia, the overwhelmingly most common reason for a low rbc count in the us is fe deficiency ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Test results: You probably mean the hemoglobin level though you do not explicitly say so. You are an adult woman and bleed every month. The most likely cause of low ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The blood is composed of many cellular and non-cellular elements. One or more of these can be elevated or low for several reasons.Without an indicatio ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Chronic use of alcohol can decrease blood count. Different people respond differently. If your blood count is low due to drinking, you are drinking wa ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rusting: Iron gives blood its red color (heme) and it darkens as it gets oxidized just like rust on ironworks. The color of the clots may have much more to do ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Answer differs,: Depending on which count you are talking about, but the common feature in all cases is that the count should not be outside a normal range. There is n ... Read More
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