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A 50-year-old male asked:

how low is hgb of 111 (canadian) is this considered significantly low?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Slightly: Low for a female.

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How do doctors tell if you're anemic?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Exam and blood: You can tell on an exam if someone is anemic. Also one can check a blood count or cbc. Hope this helps.
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If aplastic anaemia is fully cureable, then why do people worry so much?

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Ca die from it: Often need marrow transplant for cure.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is the period cause animea?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: But not the only cause. The loss of blood witth menstruation causes an obligate loss of iron. Iron deficiancy results in a specific type of anemia. Tthere are other vitamin deciencies and medical issues that cause anemia as well. A few simple blood tests can sort this out. See your physician.
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Does a low b 12 deficiency mean that i'm anemic?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first but with current testing practices many patients are discovered to have low levels without ever being anemic.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to treat anaemia that we can do at home?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Cause of anemia: First the cause of the anemia needs to be determined by your physician. Some anemias are due to lack of vitamins or iron and can be treated with supplements. But there are many other common causes of anemia that need specific therapies that are not 'home remedies.'.

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