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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can u die from low red blood cell count and what other side effects can you get,my body goes cold i get pins and needles in my hand and feet,get dizzy?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Anemia: We can classify anemia as mild, moderate, & severe. Low RBC counts & the notion of death puts us in the severe range. Usually people with cancer, radiation treatments, trauma victims in shock, and severely malnourished folks are in this category. Unless that describes your situation then, you have time to get to a doctor to work your symptoms out which could be related to anemia or other things.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your PCP: Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. If you have too few or abnormal red blood cells, your body will not get enough oxygen. Left untreated, anemia can cause numerous complications and death. Treatments for anemia range from taking supplements to receiving medical procedures. See your primary care doctor.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2014

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