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A 34-year-old male asked:

can lasix be suspect in hemoglobin loss in anemic patient (gi bleeding ruled out, kidney function improving if not on lasix). alternatives that do not cause aplastic anemia? should adh or other tests be done to rule out adverse issues with diuretics

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anemia: What kind of anemia do you have, if you have renal insufficiency, that itself may be the cause for anemia. Aplastic anemia is emergency situation, I do not think it is your case.
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Maybe: General causes of anemia broken down to 3 main causes. Blood loss, decreased red blood cells being made, red cells being destroyed. Red cell induces, peripheral smear place to start regarding testing to determine possible cause. Some mess have been indicated as cause of anemia. Lasix (furosemide) is one. Need further evil and testing. Hematologists deal with this problem daily. Best of luck.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2018

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