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Can anemia cause muscle pain and twitching all over the body?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
Typically, NO: Anemia, unless profoundly severe, should not cause muscle pain or muscle spasm / twitching. Anemia typically causes fatigue, shortness of breath with exercise, or lightheadedness with standing.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2015

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