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What is anemia and thrombocytopenia and the side effects?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Fatigue/bleeding: Anemia is low red blood cells. These cells give energy. Common symptoms when they are low are fatigue, headache, malaise. Thrombocytopenia is low platelets. This cells are important in clotting. Symptoms when platelets are low include nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods. Of course the symptoms may vary depending on what causes these cells to be low.

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What are the side effects of anemia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many: Feeling tired, exercise intolerance, rapid pulse, high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure, pallor, fatigue, "depression", being called "lazy". The greatest danger is missing a treatable cause, and unless you are very poorly nourished or on a charlatan's diet there's some medical cause for every new anemia. Especially in adults, it's cancer of the stomach or colon until proved otherwise.

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Last updated May 4, 2015

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