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what is considered severe anemia

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Severe anemia: One can die from severe anemia from massive acute bleeding due to hypoxia - decrease oxygenation to vitals organ that resulting in organ failure . Wh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Moderate: Moderate anemia. Next steps will include comparing it with previous values and iron studies in order to understand if it is caused by iron deficiency. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: Anemia is a symptom like fever, and the underlying cause needed to be treated. You should see your primary care provider for an evaluation. You may ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Passing out: Feeling faint associated with hunger.
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Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Immune therapy: Most of the medicines we use for aplastic anemia are immune modulatory in nature. We use steroids, antithyroglobulin (atg), cyclosporine, and sometime ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be anything: Usually hemorrhoidal bleeding is self-limiting. If it persists enough to affect your quality of life, then that could be regarded as severe. If they f ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
ALWAYS serious: Being "a little bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." even if the anemia is not life-threatening, it warns that you're sick and you need ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Low platelets: This is an abnormality found on lab testing. It may be anything from a mild reduction in platelet numbers due to immunity, allergy to quinine in a gin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several causes: Microcytic anemia means that the red blood cell count is low, and that the red blood cells are small. This is most common in iron deficiency anemia an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Varies by person: Generally, mild exercise would be considered exercise that increases your heart rate to about 50% of your maximum heart rate.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Timing is everything: If it is your first time, and you have new symptoms that you have not had before, then it is a new problem. If you have had similar symptoms in the pa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anemia: Anemia is a sign that your red blood cells, the very cells that oxygenate your entire body are low. Low puts your heart at great risk for it needs exc ... Read More
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Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Low red blood cells: Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The most common reason is low iron stores, but there are many other causes. In any case, if someone is an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Iron Levels: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Iron is an essential mineral, as w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemo side effect: Many chemotherapies damage rapidly dividing cells. This includes cancer cells but can also include "gut" cells (=mucositis), hair, or the pre-cursor c ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
41 years experience Family Medicine
Fever: It depends on age, but fever in general is the body dealing with a problem usually infection. At your age if you have a fever of 103 F you should get ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
None: usually nothing. it is not very definite if level correlates exactly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Tetany: Low calcium leads to contraction of the muscles. May affect heart muscles as well so it is important to have it checked out and get the reason you hav ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blood serum level: Serious, often fatal consequences occur when the blood serum concentrations are found to be of more than 2 mq per liter. More important than the dose ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience Psychiatry
Lithium toxicity: Can occur at doses very close to therapeutic dosing. 0.5mEq/kg/d usually puts a person at about 1.5 mEq/L serum levels. For a 70 kg person with normal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Death: Within weeks or a few months.

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