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What causes anemia

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
About 3 dozen: Different things. Blood loss, infection, blood destruction, medications, vitamin deficiencies, chronic inflammatory diseases, primary blood cancers, ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience Neurology
Different causes: Anemia is a general term essentially meaning a low red blood cell count. There are lots of causes of different types of anemia. Iron deficiency is o ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Good question: Anemia is simply a red cell mass insufficient to meet the needs of the tissues without triggering compensatory mechanisms. A mathematical definition i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: It coul be so many reasons including low iron, b12, fa etc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
U mentioned: Surgery, ur anemia could be from blood loss. Other possibilities include destruction of red cell s/hemolysis, insufficient or impairedred cell product ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Water Retention: During pregnancy your body makes more red blood cells, but your it also normally holds onto more water. The increase in water is greater than the incr ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably separate: These two problems are unlikely to have the same cause. Low blood sugar is almost never a significant health problem. Anemia has far too many possible ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow dise ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
19 years experience Preventive Medicine
Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component o ... Read More
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