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What will happen if my anemia is left untreated

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 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
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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

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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Death: Within weeks or a few months.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Which cells and how low? More information is needed to address your question. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.webm ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Lambert
21 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
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 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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