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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Will get worse: If anemia is untreated it will get worse and will give you more symptoms. Symptoms will depend of the severity of the anemia and the cause of the anem ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Lambert
22 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bad stuff: What can happen if you do not treat your anemia depends to some degree on the cause of your anemia because anemia is a symptom and not a disease by it ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Address this, Anemia: Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Not recommended: Anemia needs to be properly diagnosed in terms of subtype and what causes it. After adequate diagnostic workup by a qualified physician, appropriate ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gets worse: Depending on the type of anemia, symptoms could get worse. Most types are easily treated so no need to wait 6 months.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Not recommended: Anemia needs to be properly diagnosed in terms of subtype and what causes it. After adequate diagnostic workup by a qualified physician, appropriate ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Untreated anemia: Bad anemia can cause fatigue, lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath, and leg pain with exercise. Some cases require blood transfusion. Ther ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Death: Within weeks or a few months.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Craving ice: craving ice or non- food items in pregnancy is called pica. You probably are anemic. You will need to take iron supplementation so your hemoglobin i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
PA: Is due to deficiency of B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Anemia is anemia, whatever the cause. If due to folate (folic acid) deficiency B12 must also b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Anemia: you can end up with severe anemia which will require possibly blood transfusions. severe anemia, can lead to cardiac arrhytmias, heart attacks, loss ... Read More

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