A 44-year-old member asked:
How do i know what type of anemia i have?
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Type ; cause: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease like infection or cancer, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
How do I know if I have anemia?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Blood test: A simple blood test can determine if you have anemia.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What are the types of anemia?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Different types: Bsically anemia means that you don't have enough red blood cells in your body. Main reasons: 1) blood loss - may be subtle like menstrual periods, 2) destruction of blood cells (hemolytic anemias, - various diseases and some drugs 3) not making enough blood cells (bone marrow issues - can be caused by diseases of the marrow or many drugs - including chemotherapy.
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