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What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked.

Answered 12/25/2014

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Dr. Michael Dugan answered

Specializes in Hematology

The most common: Would be a dilutional anemia related to the expanded plasma volume state.

Answered 3/9/2013

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